Weather in northwest Orange County for Wednesday, November 13, 2019:

Today:

Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 76. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Patchy fog after 10pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. Calm wind.

Temperatures are expected to rise again over the weekend.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1835 Texans officially proclaim independence from Mexico, and calls itself the Lone Star Republic, after its flag, until its admission to the Union in 1845.
  • 1860 South Carolina’s legislature calls a special convention to discuss secession from the Union.
  • 1878 New Mexico Governor Lew Wallace offers amnesty to many participants of the Lincoln County War, but not to gunfighter Billy the Kid.
  • 1914 The brassiere, invented by Caresse Crosby, is patented.
  • 1927 New York’s Holland Tunnel officially opens for traffic.
  • 1940 U.S. Supreme Court rules in Hansberry v. Lee that African Americans cannot be barred from white neighborhoods.
  • 1942 Lt. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower flies to Algeria to conclude an agreement with French Admiral Jean Darlan.
  • 1952 Harvard’s Paul Zoll becomes the first man to use electric shock to treat cardiac arrest.
  • 1956 The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously strikes down two Alabama laws requiring racial segregation on public buses.
  • 1969 Anti-war protesters stage a symbolic “March Against Death” in Washington, DC.
  • 1982 The Vietnam Veterans Memorial dedicated in Washington, DC.
  • 2001 US President George W. Bush signs an executive order allowing military tribunals against foreigners suspected of connections to planned or actual terrorist acts against the US.