Weather in northwest Orange County for Tuesday, October 27, 2020:
Sunny, with a high near 76. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Mostly clear, with a low around 53. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
High temperatures are forecast to gradually rise, reaching the lower 80s over the weekend.
High Wind Warning in effect from October 26, 02:00 AM PDT until October 27, 02:00 PM PDT
Red Flag Warning in effect from October 26, 02:00 AM PDT until October 27, 06:00 PM PDT
Courtesy of HistoryNet:
- 1791 President George Washington transmits to Congress the results of the first US census, exclusive of South Carolina which had not yet submitted its findings.
- 1809 President James Madison orders the annexation of the western part of West Florida. Settlers there had rebelled against Spanish authority.
- 1858 Birth of Theodore Roosevelt, 26th president of the United States (1901-1909).
- 1862 A Confederate force is routed at the Battle of Georgia Landing, near Bayou Lafourche in Louisiana.
- 1873 Farmer Joseph F. Glidden applies for a patent on barbed wire. Glidden eventually received five patents and is generally considered the inventor of barbed wire.
- 1891 D. B. Downing, inventor, is awarded a patent for the street letter (mail) box.
- 1904 The New York subway officially opens running from the Brooklyn Bridge uptown to Broadway at 145th Street.
- 1917 20,000 women march in a suffrage parade in New York. As the largest state and the first on the East Coast to do so, New York has an important effect on the movement to grant all women the vote in all elections.
- 1927 Fox Movie-tone news, the first sound news film, is released.
- 1941 In a broadcast to the nation on Navy Day, President Franklin Roosevelt declares: “America has been attacked, the shooting has started.” He does not ask for full-scale war yet, realizing that many Americans are not yet ready for such a step.
- 1954 Benjamin O. Davis Jr. becomes the first African-American general in the US Air Force.
- 1962 Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev offers to remove Soviet missile bases in Cuba if the U.S. removes its missile bases in Turkey.
- 1962 American U-2 reconnaissance plane shot down by a surface-to-air missile over Cuba, killing the pilot, Maj. Rudolf Anderson, the only direct human casualty of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
- 1964 The political career of future US president Ronald Reagan is launched when he delivers a speech on behalf of Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater.
- 1988 US President Ronald Reagan decides to tear down a new US Embassy in Moscow because Soviet listening devices were built into the structure.