Weather in northwest Orange County for Tuesday, October 29, 2019:
Sunny, with a high near 78. East wind 10 to 15 mph becoming northwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
Mostly clear, with a low around 54. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
High Wind Watch in effect from October 29, 11:00 PM PDT until October 31, 06:00 PM PDT
Red Flag Warning in effect from October 29, 11:00 PM PDT until October 31, 06:00 PM PDT
Highs are expected to rise into the upper 70s to low 80s by the end of the week.
Courtesy of HistoryNet:
- 1814 The Demologos, the first steam-powered warship, launched in New York City.
- 1901 Leon Czolgosz is electrocuted for the assassination of US President William McKinley. Czolgosz, an anarchist, shot McKinley on September 6 during a public reception at the Temple of Music in Buffalo, N.Y. Despite early hopes of recovery, McKinley died September 14, in Buffalo, NY.
- 1929 Black Tuesday–the most catastrophic day in stock market history, the herald of the Great Depression. 16 million shares were sold at declining prices. By mid-November $30 billion of the $80 billion worth of stocks listed in September will have been wiped out.
- 1945 The first ball-point pen goes is sold by Gimbell’s department store in New York for a price of $12.
- 1949 Alonzo G. Moron of the Virgin Islands becomes the first African-American president of Hampton Institute, Hampton, Virginia.
- 1964 Thieves steal a jewel collection–including the world’s largest sapphire, the 565-carat “Star of India,” and the 100-carat DeLong ruby–from the Museum of Natural History in New York. The thieves were caught and most of the jewels recovered.
- 1969 The U.S. Supreme Court orders immediate desegregation, superseding the previous “with all deliberate speed” ruling.
- 1969 First computer-to-computer link; the link is accomplished through ARPANET, forerunner of the Internet.
- 1998 John Glenn, at age 77, becomes the oldest person to go into outer space. He is part of the crew of Space Shuttle Discovery, STS-95.
- 2004 For the first time, Osama bin Laden admits direct responsibility for the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the US; his comments are part of a video broadcast by the Al Jazeera network.
- 2008 Delta and Northwest airlines merge, forming the world’s largest airline.
- 2012 Hurricane Sandy devastates much of the East Coast of the US; nearly 300 die directly or indirectly from the storm.