Weather in northwest Orange County for Thursday, October 1, 2020:

Today:

Sunny, with a high near 98. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Clear, with a low around 65. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Highs are expected to remain well above normal for several days before gradually dropping back into the 80s over the weekend.

Heat Advisory in effect from September 29, 10:00 AM PDT until October 1, 08:00 PM PDT

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1837 Birth of Robert Gould Shaw, commander of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment during America’s Civil War.
  • 1847 Maria Mitchell, American astronomer, discovers a comet and is elected the same day to the American Academy of Arts—the first woman to be so honored. The King of Denmark awarded her a gold medal for her discovery.
  • 1864 The Condor, a British blockade-runner, is grounded near Fort Fisher, North Carolina.
  • 1878 General Lew Wallace is sworn in as governor of New Mexico Territory. He went on to deal with the Lincoln County War, Billy the Kid and write Ben-Hur. His Civil War heroics earned him the moniker Savior of Cincinnati.
  • 1890 Yosemite National Park is dedicated in California.
  • 1904 Birth of Vladimir Horowitz, Russian-born American virtuoso pianist.
  • 1908 The Ford Model T, the first car for millions of Americans, hits the market. Over 15 million Model Ts are eventually sold, all of them black.
  • 1924 Birth of Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the U.S. (1977-1981)
  • 1944 The U.S. First Army begins the siege Aachen, Germany.
  • 1957 “In God We Trust” appears on US paper currency as an act to distinguish the US from the officially atheist USSR; the motto had appeared on coins at various times since 1864.
  • 1958 The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) replaces the 43-year-old National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) in the US.
  • 1962 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson debuts; Carson will remain The Tonight Show host until 1992.
  • 1964 The first Free Speech Movement protest erupts spontaneously on the University of California, Berkeley campus; students demanded an end to the ban of on-campus political activities.
  • 1971 Walt Disney World opens near Orlando, Florida, the second of Disney’s “Magic Kingdoms.”
  • 1974 Five Nixon aides–Kenneth Parkinson, Robert Mardian, Nixon’s Chief of Staff H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman, and U.S. Attorney General John Mitchell–go on trial for conspiring to hinder the Watergate investigation.
  • 1975 Legendary boxing match: Muhammad Ali defeats Joe Frazier in the “Thrilla in Manila.”
  • 1979 US returns sovereignty of the Panama Canal to Panama.
  • 1982 First compact disc player, released by Sony.
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