Weather in northwest Orange County for Saturday, September 26, 2020:
Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low around 62. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.
Highs are expected to remain in the mid 80s until the new week, when highs are expected to rise into the 90s and remain there for the rest of the week.
Courtesy of HistoryNet:
- 1777 The British army launches a major offensive, capturing Philadelphia.
- 1783 Birth of Johnny Appleseed (John Chapman), American pioneer.
- 1820 The legendary frontiersman Daniel Boone dies quietly at the Defiance, Mo., home of his son Nathan, at age 85.
- 1864 General Nathan Bedford Forrest and his men assault a Federal garrison near Pulaski, Tennessee.
- 1888 Birth of T.S. Eliot, poet, critic, and dramatist whose work includes The Waste Land and Murder in the Cathedral.
- 1898 Birth of George Gershwin, composer who wrote many popular songs for musicals, along with his brother Ira.
- 1901 Leon Czolgosz, who murdered President William McKinley, is sentenced to death.
- 1914 The Federal Trade Commission is established to foster competition by preventing monopolies in business.
- 1937 Bessie Smith, known as the ‘Empress of the Blues,’ dies in a car crash in Mississippi.
- 1941 The U.S. Army establishes the Military Police Corps.
- 1950 General Douglas MacArthur’s American X Corps, fresh from the Inchon landing, links up with the U.S. Eighth Army after its breakout from the Pusan Perimeter.
- 1955 The New York Stock Exchange suffers a $44 million loss.
- 1960 Vice President Richard Nixon and Senator John F. Kennedy participate in the first nationally televised debate between presidential candidates.
- 1961 Nineteen-year-old Bob Dylan makes his New York singing debut at Gerde’s Folk City.
- 1967 Hanoi rejects a U.S. peace proposal.
- 1972 Richard M. Nixon meets with Emperor Hirohito in Anchorage, Alaska, the first-ever meeting of a U.S. President and a Japanese Monarch.
- 1983 In the USSR, Stanislav Petrov disobeys procedures and ignores electronic alarms indicating five incoming nuclear missiles, believing the US would launch more than five if it wanted to start a war. His decision prevented a retaliatory attack that would have begun a nuclear war between the superpowers.