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Weather in northwest Orange County for Sunday, September 13, 2020:

Today:

Widespread haze. Patchy dense fog before 11am. Otherwise, partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 84. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

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

Highs are expected to remain fairly consistent in the upper 80s to low 90s through the rest of the week.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1564 On the verge of attacking Pedro Menendez’s Spanish settlement at San Agostin, Florida, Jean Ribault’s French fleet is scattered by a devastating storm.
  • 1788 The Constitutional Convention authorizes the first federal election resolving that electors in all the states will be appointed on January 7, 1789.
  • 1846 General Winfield Scott takes Chapultepec, removing the last obstacle to U.S. troops moving on Mexico City.
  • 1847 Birth of Milton Hershey, founder of the famous candy company.
  • 1851 Birth of Walter Reed, U.S. Army doctor, discovered a cure for yellow fever.
  • 1860 Birth of John J. Pershing, “Black Jack” who led the campaign against Pancho Villa in Mexico and Commanded the American Expeditionary Force in France during World War I.
  • 1862 Union troops in Frederick, Maryland, discover General Robert E. Lee’s attack plans for the invasion of Maryland wrapped around a pack of cigars. They give the plans to General George B. McClellan who sends the Army of the Potomac to confront Lee but only after a delay of more than half a day.
  • 1863 The Loudoun County Rangers route a company of Confederate cavalry at Catoctin Mountain in Virginia.
  • 1886 Birth of Alain Locke, writer and first African-American Rhodes scholar.
  • 1905 U.S. warships head to Nicaragua on behalf of American William Albers, who was accused of evading tobacco taxes.
  • 1918 U.S. and French forces take St. Mihiel, France in America’s first action as a standing army.
  • 1951 In Korea, U.S. Army troops begin their assault in Heartbreak Ridge. The month-long struggle will cost 3,700 casualties.
  • 1961 An unmanned Mercury capsule is orbited and recovered by NASA in a test.
  • 1976 The United States announces it will veto Vietnam’s UN bid.
  • 2008 Hurricane Ike makes landfall in Texas; it had already been the most costly storm in Cuba’s history and becomes the third costliest in the US.