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Weather in northwest Orange County for Saturday, September 19, 2020:

Today:

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

Tonight:

Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 63. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Highs are expected to gradually drop into the lower 80s over the weekend.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1692 Giles Corey is pressed to death for standing mute and refusing to answer charges of witchcraft brought against him. He is the only person in America to have suffered this punishment.
  • 1777 American forces under Gen. Horatio Gates meet British troops led by Gen. John Burgoyne at Saratoga Springs, NY.
  • 1863 In Georgia, the two-day Battle of Chickamauga begins as Union troops under George Thomas clash with Confederates under Nathan Bedford Forrest.
  • 1911 Birth of William Golding, novelist best known for Lord of the Flies.
  • 1918 American troops of the Allied North Russia Expeditionary Force receive their baptism of fire near the town of Seltso against Soviet forces.
  • 1928 Birth of Adam West, actor (Batman in campy Batman TV series).
  • 1957 First underground nuclear test takes place in Nevada.
  • 1982 The first documented emoticons, 🙂 and :-(, posted on Carnegie Mellon University Bulletin Board System by Scott Fahlman.