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Weather in northwest Orange County for Saturday, August 15, 2020:

Today:

Sunny, with a high near 95. Light south wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Highs are expected to remain in the 90s for the coming weak, peaking on Saturday and dropping very gradually.

Excessive Heat Warning in effect from August 14, 12:00 PM PDT until August 17, 09:00 PM PDT

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1864 The Confederate raider Tallahassee captures six Federal ships off New England.
  • 1912 Birth of Julia Child, American chef and television personality.
  • 1935 American comedian and “cowboy philosopher” Will Rogers dies in an airplane accident, along with American aviation pioneer Wiley Post.
  • 1942 The Japanese submarine I-25 departs Japan with a floatplane in its hold which will be assembled upon arriving off the West Coast of the United States, and used to bomb U.S. forests.
  • 1944 American, British and French forces land on the southern coast of France, between Toulon and Cannes, in Operation Dragoon.
  • 1945 Gasoline and fuel oil rationing ends in the United States.
  • 1950 Two U.S. divisions are badly mauled by the North Korean Army at the Battle of the Bowling Alley in South Korea, which rages on for five more days.
  • 1969 Over 400,000 young people attend a weekend of rock music at Woodstock, New York.
  • 1971 US President Richard Nixon announces a 90-day freeze on wages and prices in an attempt to halt rapid inflation.
  • 1986 Ignoring objections from President Ronald Reagan’s Administration, US Senate approves economic sanctions against South Africa to protest that country’s apartheid policies.
  • 1994 US Social Security Administration, previously part of the Department of Health and Human Services, becomes an independent government agency.
  • 2001 Astronomers announce the first solar system discovered outside our own; two planets had been found orbiting a star in the Big Dipper.