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Weather in northwest Orange County for Tuesday, November 3, 2020:

Today:

Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 79. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Patchy fog after 10pm. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low around 57. Calm wind.

High temperatures are forecast to peak in the 90s on Thursday, followed by a sharp decline over the next two days.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1794 Thomas Paine is released from a Parisian jail with help from the American ambassador James Monroe. He was arrested for having offended the Robespierre faction.
  • 1813 American troops destroy the Indian village of Tallushatchee in the Mississippi Valley.
  • 1868 Ulysses S. Grant elected the 18th president of the United States.
  • 1883 The U.S. Supreme Court declares American Indians to be “dependent aliens.”
  • 1892 First automatic telephone exchange goes into operation in La Porte, Indiana.
  • 1896 William McKinley is elected 25th president of the United States.
  • 1903 Walker Evans, photographer best known for his Great Depression photos for the Farmers Security Administration (FSA).
  • 1921 Milk drivers on strike dump thousands of gallons of milk onto New York City’s streets to protest the drink’s varying prices on the market.
  • 1964 Robert F. Kennedy, brother of the slain president John F. Kennedy, is elected as a senator from New York.
  • 1964 For the first time, residents of Washington, D.C., are allowed to vote in the U.S. presidential election.
  • 1964 Lyndon B. Johnson is elected the 36th president of the United States.
  • 1969 U.S. President Richard Nixon, speaking on TV and radio, asks the “silent majority” of the American people to support his policies and the continuing war effort in Vietnam.
  • 1973 NASA launches Mariner 10, the first probe to reach Mercury.
  • 1979 Ku Klux Klansmen and neo-Nazis kill five and wound seven members of the Communist Workers Party during a “Death to the Klan” rally in Greensboro, NC; the incident becomes known as the Greensboro Massacre.
  • 1986 The Lebanese magazine Ash-Shiraa reports the U.S. has secretly been selling weapons to Iran in order to secure the release of seven American hostages being held by pro-Iranian groups in Lebanon, in what later became known as the Iran-Contra Affair.
  • 1992 Arkansas Governor Bill (William Jefferson) Clinton is elected 42nd president of the United States.
  • 1997 U.S. imposes economic sanctions against Sudan in response to human rights abuses and support of Islamic extremist groups.