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Weather in northwest Orange County for Wednesday, September 9, 2020:


Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.


ith a low around 67. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.

Highs are expected to peak again around midweek before dropping gradually.

Red Flag Warning in effect from September 8, 12:00 PM PDT until September 9, 08:00 PM PDT

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1776 The term “United States” is adopted by the Continental Congress to be used instead of the “United Colonies.”
  • 1786 George Washington calls for the abolition of slavery.
  • 1850 California, in the midst of a gold rush, enters the Union as the 31st state.
  • 1863 The Union Army of the Cumberland passes through Chattanooga as they chase after the retreating Confederates. The Union troops will soon be repulsed at the Battle of Chickamauga.
  • 1887 Birth of Alfred M. Landon, Republican governor of Kansas who carried only two states in his overwhelming defeat for the presidency by Franklin Roosevelt in 1936.
  • 1890 Birth of Colonel Harland Sanders, originator of Kentucky Fried Chicken fast-food restaurants.
  • 1926 The Radio Corporation of America creates the National Broadcasting Co.
  • 1942 A Japanese float plane, launched from a submarine, makes its first bombing run on a U.S. forest near Brookings, Oregon.
  • 1956 Elvis Presley makes his first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show; cameras focus on his upper torso and legs to avoid showing his pelvis gyrations, which many Americans—including Ed Sullivan—thought unfit for a family show.
  • 1965 US Department of Housing and Urban Development established.
  • 1965 Hurricane Betsy, the first hurricane to exceed $1 billion in damages (unadjusted), makes its second landfall, near New Orleans.
  • 1970 U.S. Marines launch Operation Dubois Square, a 10-day search for North Vietnamese troops near Da Nang.
  • 1971 Attica Prison Riot; the 4-day riot leaves 39 dead.