Weather in northwest Orange County for Thursday, November 5, 2020:
Sunny, with a high near 91. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Patchy fog after 10pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph.
High temperatures are forecast to drop sharply, with a slight chance of showers over the weekend.
Courtesy of HistoryNet:
- 1768 William Johnson, the northern Indian Commissioner, signs a treaty with the Iroquois Indians to acquire much of the land between the Tennessee and Ohio rivers for future settlement.
- 1814 Having decided to abandon the Niagara frontier, the American army blows up Fort Erie.
- 1855 Birth of Eugene V. Debs, American Socialist leader and first president of the American Railway Union.
- 1862 President Abraham Lincoln relieves General George McClellan of command of the Union armies and names Maj. Gen. Ambrose Burnside commander of the Army of the Potomac.
- 1872 Susan B. Anthony is arrested for trying to vote.
- 1911 Calbraith P. Rodgers ends first transcontinental flight–49 days from New York to Pasadena, Calif.
- 1912 Woodrow Wilson is elected 28th president of the United States.
- 1913 Birth of Vivien Leigh, British actress famous for her role as Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With the Wind.
- 1917 General John Pershing leads U.S. troops into the first American action against German forces.
- 1930 Sinclair Lewis becomes the first American to win a Nobel Prize in Literature for his novel Babbit.
- 1935 Parker Brothers company launches “Monopoly,” a game of real estate and capitalism.
- 1940 President Franklin D. Roosevelt is re-elected for third term.
- 1968 Shirley Chisholm of Brooklyn, New York, becomes the first elected African American woman to serve in the House of Representatives.
- 1968 Richard Nixon is elected 37th president of the United States.
- 2003 Gary Ridgway, known as the Green River Killer, pleads guilty to 48 counts of murder.
- 2009 The deadliest mass shooting at a US military installation occurs at Fort Hood, Texas, when US Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan kills 13 and wounds 29.