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Weather in northwest Orange County for Saturday, November 2, 2019:

Today:

Sunny, with a high near 81. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Mostly clear, with a low around 53. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Highs are expected to remain in the mid to upper 70s, with mostly sunny skies.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1734 Birth of Daniel Boone, American frontiersman and explorer.
  • 1772 The first Committees of Correspondence are formed in Massachusetts under Samuel Adams.
  • 1795 Birth of James Polk, 11th president of the United States (1845-49).
  • 1865 Birth of Warren G. Harding, 29th president of the United States (1921-23).
  • 1869 Sheriff Wild Bill Hickok loses his re-election bid in Ellis County, Kansas.
  • 1880 James A. Garfield is elected the 20th president of the United States.
  • 1882 Newly elected John Poe replaces Pat Garrett as sheriff of Lincoln County, New Mexico Territory.
  • 1885 Birth of Harlow Shapley, astronomer who discovered the Sun is not at the center of the galaxy.
  • 1889 North Dakota is made the 39th state.
  • 1889 South Dakota is made the 40th state.
  • 1892 Lawmen surround outlaws Ned Christie and Arch Wolf near Tahlequah, Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma). It will take dynamite and a cannon to dislodge the two from their cabin.
  • 1913 Birth of Burt Lancaster, American film actor.
  • 1920 The first radio broadcast in the United States is made from Pittsburgh.
  • 1920 Charlotte Woodward, who signed the 1848 Seneca Falls Declaration calling for female voting rights, casts her ballot in a presidential election.
  • 1921 Margaret Sanger and Mary Ware Dennett form the American Birth Control League.
  • 1923 US Navy aviator H.J. Brown sets a new world speed record of 259 mph in a Curtiss racer.
  • 1926 The Air Commerce Act is passed, providing federal aid for airlines and airports.
  • 1936 Birth of Rose Bird, first female Chief Justice of California (1977-87); also the first Chief Justice in California history to be removed from office by voters.
  • 1942 Lieutenant General Dwight D. Eisenhower arrives in Gibraltar to set up an American command post for the invasion of North Africa.
  • 1943 The Battle of Empress Augusta Bay in Bougainville ends in a US Navy victory over Japan.
  • 1947 Howard Hughes’ Spruce Goose flies for the first and last time.
  • 1948 Harry S Truman is elected the 33rd president of the United States.
  • 1959 Charles Van Doren confesses that the TV quiz show 21 is fixed and that he had been given the answers to the questions asked him.
  • 1976 Jimmy (James Earl) Carter is elected the 39th president of the United States.
  • 1983 President Ronald Reagan signs a bill establishing Martin Luther King, Jr., Day.
  • 1984 Serial killer Velma Barfield becomes the first woman executed in the US since 1962.
  • 2000 The first resident crew arrives at the International Space Station.