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Weather in northwest Orange County for Wednesday, October 14, 2020:

Today:

Sunny, with a high near 100. Light southeast wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Mostly clear, with a low around 64. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

High temperatures are expected to remain well above average for the rest of the week, with sharp drops Saturday and Sunday.

Heat Advisory in effect from October 13, 11:00 AM PDT until October 16, 05:00 PM PDT

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1644 Birth of William Penn, English Quaker leader and founder of Pennsylvania.
  • 1773 Britain’s East India Company tea ships’ cargo is burned at Annapolis, Md.
  • 1832 Blackfeet Indians attack American Fur Company trappers near Montana’s Jefferson River, killing one.
  • 1884 Transparent paper-strip photographic film is patented by George Eastman.
  • 1890 Birth of Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th U.S. President (1953-1961).
  • 1894 Birth of e.e. cummings, American poet.
  • 1912 Former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt is shot and wounded in assassination attempt in Milwaukee. He was saved by the papers in his breast pocket and, though wounded, insisted on finishing his speech.
  • 1930 Singer Ethel Merman stuns the audience when she holds a high C for sixteen bars while singing “I Got Rhythm” during her Broadway debut in Gershwin’s Girl Crazy.
  • 1947 Test pilot Chuck Yeager breaks the sound barrier aboard a Bell X-1 rocket plane.
  • 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis begins; USAF U-2 reconnaissance pilot photographs Cubans installing Soviet-made missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads.
  • 1964 Rev. Martin Luther King is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for advocating a policy of non-violence.
  • 1968 Jim Hines, USA, breaks the “ten-second barrier” in the 100-meter sprint at the Olympics in Mexico City; his time was 9.95.
  • 1968 US Defense Department announces 24,000 soldiers and Marines will be sent back to Vietnam for involuntary second tours of duty.
  • 1998 Eric Robert Rudolph charged with the 1996 bombing during the Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia; It was one of several bombing incidents Rudolph carried out to protest legalized abortion in the US.