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Weather in northwest Orange County for Thursday, October 22, 2020:

Today:

Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Increasing clouds, with a low around 62. Southeast wind around 5 mph.

High temperatures are forecast to reach into the upper 60s over the weekend before rising again.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1824 The Tennessee Legislature adjourns ending David “Davy” Crockett’s state political career.
  • 1836 Sam Houston sworn in as the first president of the Republic of Texas.
  • 1862 Union troops push 5,000 confederates out of Maysbille, Ark., at the Second Battle of Pea Ridge.
  • 1903 Birth of George Beadle, American geneticist.
  • 1907 Ringling Brothers buys Barnum & Bailey.
  • 1914 U.S. places economic support behind Allies.
  • 1918 The cities of Baltimore and Washington run out of coffins during the “Spanish Inflenza” epidemic.
  • 1938 Chester Carlson invents the photocopier. He tries to sell the machine to IBM, RCA, Kodak and others, but they see no use for a gadget that makes nothing but copies.
  • 1954 As a result of the Geneva accords granting Communist control over North Vietnam, U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower authorizes a crash program to train the South Vietnamese Army.
  • 1955 The prototype of the F-105 Thunder Chief makes its maiden flight.
  • 1962 U.S. reveals Soviet missile sites in Cuba. President Kennedy orders a naval and air blockade on further shipment of military equipment to Cuba. Following a confrontation that threatens nuclear war, Kennedy and Khrushchev agree on October 28 on a formula to end the crisis. On November 2 Kennedy reports that Soviet missile bases in Cuba are being dismantled.
  • 1981 The US Federal Labor Relations authority decertified the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) from representing federal air traffic controllers, as a result of a PATCO strike in August that was broken by the Reagan Administration.