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Weather in northwest Orange County for Friday, August 27, 2021

Weather in northwest Orange County for Friday, August 27, 2021:

Today:

Sunny, with a high near 89. Light north wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Mostly clear, with a low around 68. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Highs are forecast to remain in the upper 80s until the new week, after which it will gradually drop into the lower 80s.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1776 The Americans are defeated by the British at the Battle of Long Island, New York.
  • 1861 Union troops make an amphibious landing at Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.
  • 1862 As the Second Battle of Bull Run rages, Confederate soldiers attack Loudoun County, Virginia.
  • 1881 New York state’s Pure Food Law goes into effect to prevent “the adulteration of food or drugs.”
  • 1894 The United States congress passes an income tax law as part of a general tariff act, but it is found unconstitutional.
  • 1908 Birth of Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th president of the United States (1963-1969).
  • 1910 Thomas Edison demonstrates the first “talking” pictures–using a phonograph–in his New Jersey laboratory.
  • 1915 Birth of Walter Heller, economist; chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors (1961-64); suggested a “War on Poverty” to Pres. Lyndon B. Johnson and tax cuts to stimulate the economy.
  • 1928 Fifteen nations sign the Kellogg-Briand Peace Pact, outlawing war and calling for the settlement of disputes through arbitration. Forty-seven other countries eventually sign the pact.
  • 1984 President Ronald Reagan announces NASA Teacher in Space project, intended to inspire students and honor teachers and spur interest in the fields of science, mathematics and space exploration.
  • 1989 Chuck Berry performs his tune Johnny B. Goode for NASA staff in celebration of Voyager II‘s encounter with the planet Neptune.
  • 2003 Mars makes its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years, passing within 34,646,418 miles (55,758,005 km).
  • 2008 Democrats nominate Barack Obama for president, first African American nominated by a major political party for the office of President of the United States.
  • 2012 First interplanetary human voice recording is broadcast from the Mars Rover Curiosity.