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Weather in northwest Orange County for Monday, August 31, 2020:

Today:

Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 79. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low around 63. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Highs are forecast to remain in the lower 80s until the end of the week, when temperatures are expected to spike up into the mid-90s over the weekend.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1756 The British at Fort William Henry, New York, surrender to Louis Montcalm of France.
  • 1802 Captain Meriwether Lewis leaves Pittsburgh to meet up with Captain William Clark and begin their trek to the Pacific Ocean.
  • 1864 At the Democratic convention in Chicago, General George B. McClellan is nominated for president.
  • 1918 Birth of Alan Jay Lerner, playwright and lyricist (Brigadoon, Camelot).
  • 1919 The Communist Labor Party is founded in Chicago, with the motto, “Workers of the world unite!”
  • 1949 Six of the 16 surviving Union veterans of the Civil War attend the last-ever encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic, held in Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • 1951 The 1st Marine Division begins its attack on Bloody Ridge in Korea. The four-day battle results in 2,700 Marine casualties.
  • 1965 US Congress creates Department of Housing & Urban Development.
  • 1970 Lonnie McLucas convicted of torturing and murdering fellow Black Panther Party member Alex Rackley in the first of the New Haven Black Panther Trials.
  • 1985 Police capture Richard Ramirez, dubbed the “Night Stalker” for a string of gruesome murders that stretched from Mission Viejo to San Francisco, Cal.
  • 1990 Ken Griffey and Ken Griffey Jr. become first father and son to play on same team simultaneously in professional baseball (Seattle Mariners).
  • 1997 New York Yankees retire Don Mattingly’s #23 (first baseman, coach, manager).