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Weather in northwest Orange County for Sunday, August 15, 2021

Weather in northwest Orange County for Saturday, August 15, 2021:

Today:

Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 70. South wind around 5 mph.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1864 The Confederate raider Tallahassee captures six Federal ships off New England.
  • 1914 The Panama Canal opens to traffic.
  • 1935 American comedian and “cowboy philosopher” Will Rogers dies in an airplane accident, along with American aviation pioneer Wiley Post.
  • 1942 The Japanese submarine I-25 departs Japan with a floatplane in its hold which will be assembled upon arriving off the West Coast of the United States, and used to bomb U.S. forests.
  • 1944 American, British and French forces land on the southern coast of France, between Toulon and Cannes, in Operation Dragoon.
  • 1945 Gasoline and fuel oil rationing ends in the United States.
  • 1950 Two U.S. divisions are badly mauled by the North Korean Army at the Battle of the Bowling Alley in South Korea, which rages on for five more days.
  • 1969 Over 400,000 young people attend a weekend of rock music at Woodstock, New York.
  • 1971 US President Richard Nixon announces a 90-day freeze on wages and prices in an attempt to halt rapid inflation.
  • 1986 Ignoring objections from President Ronald Reagan’s Administration, US Senate approves economic sanctions against South Africa to protest that country’s apartheid policies.
  • 1994 US Social Security Administration, previously part of the Department of Health and Human Services, becomes an independent government agency.
Weather information is courtesy of NOAA.