Weather in northwest Orange County for Thursday, June 17, 2021:
Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Light southwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 68. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light after midnight.
Highs are forecast to drop gradually over the course of the week, with morning clouds returning around the end of the week.
Excessive Heat Watch in effect from June 15, 10:00 AM PDT until June 17, 09:00 PM PDT
Courtesy of HistoryNet:
- 1579 Sir Francis Drake claims San Francisco Bay for England.
- 1742 Birth of William Hooper, signer of the Declaration of Independence.
- 1775 The British take Bunker Hill outside of Boston, after a costly battle.
- 1856 The Republican Party opens its first national convention in Philadelphia.
- 1861 President Abraham Lincoln witnesses Dr. Thaddeus Lowe demonstrate the use of a hot-air balloon.
- 1863 On the way to Gettysburg, Union and Confederate forces skirmish at Point of Rocks, Maryland.
- 1871 Birth of James Weldon Johnson, African-American poet and novelist (The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man).
- 1872 George M. Hoover begins selling whiskey in Dodge City, Kansas–a town which had previously been “dry.”
- 1876 General George Crook’s command is attacked and bested on the Rosebud River by 1,500 Sioux and Cheyenne under the leadership of Crazy Horse.
- 1882 Birth of Igor Stravinsky, Russian-born U.S. composer (The Rite of Spring, The Firebird).
- 1913 U.S. Marines set sail from San Diego to protect American interests in Mexico.
- 1930 The Smoot-Hawley Tariff Bill becomes law, placing the highest tariff on imports to the United States.
- 1932 The U.S. Senate defeats the Bonus Bill as 10,000 veterans mass around the Capitol.
- 1942 Yank, a weekly magazine for the U.S. armed services, begins publication.
- 1950 Surgeon Richard Lawler performs the first kidney transplant operation in Chicago.
- 1963 The U.S. Supreme Court bans the required reading of the Lord’s prayer and Bible in public schools.
- 1965 27 B-52s hit Viet Cong outposts, but lose two planes in South Vietnam.
- 1972 Five men are arrested for burglarizing Democratic Party headquarters at the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C.
- 1994 Millions of Americans watch former football player O.J. Simpson–facing murder charges–drive his Ford Bronco through Los Angeles, followed by police.