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Weather in northwest Orange County for Sunday, August 16, 2020:

Today:

Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:

Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 71. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Highs are expected to remain in the upper 80s to low 90s for the coming week, 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:

  • 1780 American troops are badly defeated by the British at the Battle of Camden, South Carolina.
  • 1812 American General William Hull surrenders Detroit without resistance to a smaller British force under General Issac Brock.
  • 1858 U.S. President James Buchanan and Britain’s Queen Victoria exchange messages inaugurating the first transatlantic telegraph line.
  • 1861 Union and Confederate forces clash near Fredericktown and Kirkville, Missouri.
  • 1863 Union General William S. Rosecrans moves his army south from Tullahoma, Tennessee to attack Confederate forces in Chattanooga.
  • 1945 Lieutenant General Jonathan Wainwright, who was taken prisoner by the Japanese on Corregidor on May 6, 1942, is released from a POW camp in Manchuria by U.S. troops.
  • 1965 The Watts riots end in south-central Los Angeles after six days.
  • 1977 Elvis Presley dies of a heart attack in the upstairs bedroom suite area of his Graceland Mansion in Memphis, Tennessee.
  • 1984 The safe of the sunken ocean liner Andrea Doria is opened on TV after three decades, revealing cash and certificates but no other valuables.
  • 1988 IBM introduces artificial intelligence software.