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Weather in northwest Orange County for Thursday, September 3, 2020:


Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 84. Light southwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.


Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low around 66. 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 triple digits over the weekend before dropping sharply.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1777 The American flag (stars & stripes), approved by Congress on June 14th, is carried into battle for the first time by a force under General William Maxwell.
  • 1783 The Treaty of Paris is signed by Great Britain and the new United States, formally bringing the American Revolution to an end.
  • 1838 Frederick Douglass escapes slavery disguised as a sailor. He would later write The Narrative Life of Frederick Douglass, his memoirs about slave life.
  • 1855 General William Harney defeats Little Thunder’s Brule Sioux at the Battle of Blue Water in Nebraska.
  • 1856 Birth of Louis H. Sullivan, architect who gained fame for his design of the Chicago Auditorium Theater.
  • 1895 The first professional American football game is played in Latrobe, Pennsylvania between the Latrobe Young Men’s Christian Association and the Jeannette Athletic Club. Latrobe wins 12-0.
  • 1918 The United States recognizes the nation of Czechoslovakia.
  • 1939 The British passenger ship Athenia is sunk by a German submarine in the Atlantic, with 30 Americans among those killed. American Secretary of State Cordell Hull warns Americans to avoid travel to Europe unless absolutely necessary.
  • 1944 The U.S. Seventh Army captures Lyons, France.
  • 1945 General Tomoyuki Yamashita, the Japanese commander of the Philippines, surrenders to Lieutenant General Jonathan Wainwright at Baguio.
  • 1976 The unmanned US spacecraft Viking 2 lands on Mars, takes first close-up, color photos of the planet’s surface.
  • 1989 US begins shipping military aircraft and weapons to Columbia for use against that country’s drug lords.