Weather in northwest Orange County for Saturday, June 14, 2020:
Sunny, with a high near 77. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.
Increasing clouds, with a low around 60. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Highs are expected to remain in the mid to upper 70s over the course of the week.
Courtesy of HistoryNet:
- 1642 Massachusetts passes the first compulsory education law in the colonies.
- 1775 The U.S. Army is founded when the Continental Congress authorizes the muster of troops.
- 1777 The Continental Congress authorizes the “stars and stripes” flag for the new United States.
- 1811 Birth of Harriet Beecher Stowe, American author (Uncle Tom’s Cabin).
- 1846 A group of settlers declare California to be a republic.
- 1855 Birth of Robert Marion “Fighting Bob” La Follette, reform movement leader, Governor of Wisconsin, U.S. Senator and Progressive Party presidential candidate.
- 1864 At the Battle of Pine Mountain, Georgia, Confederate General Leonidas Polk is killed by a Union shell.
- 1893 The city of Philadelphia observes the first Flag Day.
- 1906 Birth of Margaret Bourke-White, American photojournalist.
- 1922 President Warren G. Harding becomes the first president to speak on the radio.
- 1925 Birth of Pierre Salinger, press secretary for John F. Kennedy.
- 1927 Nicaraguan President Porfirio Diaz signs a treaty with the U.S. allowing American intervention in his country.
- 1932 Representative Edward Eslick dies on the floor of the House of Representatives while pleading for the passage of the bonus bill.
- 1942 The Supreme Court rules that requiring students to salute the American flag is unconstitutional.
- 1944 Boeing B-29 bombers conduct their first raid against mainland Japan.
- 1946 Birth of Donald Trump, New York real estate mogul and 45th President of the United States.
- 1951 UNIVAC, the first computer built for commercial purposes, is demonstrated in Philadelphia by Dr. John W. Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert, Jr.
- 1954 Americans take part in the first nation-wide civil defense test against atomic attack.
- 1989 Congressman William Gray, an African American, is elected Democratic Whip of the House of Representatives.