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Weather in northwest Orange County for Wednesday, September 23, 2020:

Today:

Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 85. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low around 62. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Highs are expected to remain in the mid 80s until the new week, when highs are expected to rise into the low 90s.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1667 Slaves in Virginia are banned from obtaining their freedom by converting to Christianity.
  • 1779 The American Navy under John Paul Jones, commanding from Bonhomme Richard, defeats and captures the British man-of-war Serapis.
  • 1805 Lieutenant Zebulon Pike pays $2,000 to buy from the Sioux a 9-square-mile tract at the mouth of the Minnesota River that will be used to establish a military post, Fort Snelling.
  • 1806 The Lewis and Clark Expedition arrives back in St. Louis just over three years after its departure.
  • 1838 Birth of Victoria Claflin Woodhull, the first woman presidential candidate (1872) in the United States.
  • 1864 Confederate and Union forces clash at Mount Jackson, Front Royal and Woodstock in Virginia during the Valley campaign.
  • 1926 Birth of John Coltrane, influential jazz saxophonist.
  • 1930 Birth of Ray Charles, rhythm ‘n’ blues piano player and singer.
  • 1911 The Second International Aviation Meet opens in New York.
  • 1912 Mack Sennett’s first “Keystone Cop” film debuts, Cohen Collects a Debt.
  • 1945 The first American dies in Vietnam during the fall of Saigon to French forces.
  • 1952 Richard Nixon responds to charges of a secret slush fund during his ‘Checkers Speech.’
  • 1954 East German police arrest 400 citizens as U.S. spies.
  • 2002 The first public version of Mozilla Firefox browser released; originally called Phoenix 0.1, its name was changed due to trademark issues with Phoenix Technologies.