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Weather in northwest Orange County for Wednesday, September 16, 2020:

Today:

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

Tonight:

Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 65. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Highs are expected to remain fairly consistent in the upper 80s to low 90s before gradually dropping into the lower 80s over the weekend.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1620 The Pilgrims sail from England on the Mayflower.
  • 1864 Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest leads 4,500 men out of Verona, Miss. to harass Union outposts in northern Alabama and Tennessee.
  • 1875 Birth of James Cash Penney, founder and owner of the J.C. Penny Company department stores.
  • 1889 Robert Younger, in Minnesota’s Stillwater Penitentiary for life, dies of tuberculosis. Brothers Cole and Bob remain in the prison.
  • 1893 Some 50,000 “Sooners” claim land in the Cherokee Strip during the first day of the Oklahoma land rush.
  • 1908 General Motors files papers of incorporation.
  • 1920 Thirty people are killed in a terrorist bombing in New York’s Wall Street financial district.
  • 1925 Birth of Charlie Byrd, jazz guitarist.
  • 1925 Birth of B.B. King, blues guitarist.
  • 1927 Birth of Peter Falk, actor, best known for his role as detective Columbo in the TV series of the same name.
  • 1940 Congress passes the Selective Service Act, which calls for the first peacetime draft in U.S. history.
  • 1942 The Japanese base at Kiska in the Aleutian Islands is raided by American bombers.
  • 1950 The U.S. 8th Army breaks out of the Pusan Perimeter in South Korea and begins heading north to meet MacArthur’s troops heading south from Inchon.
  • 1974 Limited amnesty is offered to Vietnam-era draft resisters who would now swear allegiance to the United States and perform two years of public service.
  • 1975 Administrators for Rhodes Scholarships announce the decision to begin offering fellowships to women.
  • 1991 The trial of Manuel Noriega, deposed dictator of Panama, begins in the United States.
  • 2007 Military contractors in the employ of Blackwater Worldwide allegedly kill 17 Iraqis in Baghdad’s Nisour Square, further straining relations between the US and the people of Iraq.