Weather in northwest Orange County for Sunday, August 29, 2021:
Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Light west wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Mostly clear, with a low around 69. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Highs are forecast to gradually drop, reaching the lower 80s over the next couple days.
Courtesy of HistoryNet:
- 1632 Bortj pf John Locke, philosopher of liberalism whose ideas influenced the American founding fathers, famous for his treatise An Essay Concerning Human Understanding.
- 1776 General George Washington retreats during the night from Long Island to New York City.
- 1809 Birth of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., poet, essayist and father of Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
- 1862 Union General John Pope’s army is defeated by a smaller Confederate force at the Second Battle of Bull Run.
- 1915 Birth of Ingrid Bergman, Oscar winning actress famous whose films include Casablanca and Anastasia.
- 1920 Birth of Charlie “Bird” Parker, self-taught jazz saxophonist, pioneer of the new “cool” movement.
- 1924 Birth of Dinah Washington, singer known in the 50s as “Queen of the Harlem Blues.”.
- 1936 Birth of John McCain, Republican US presidential nominee (2008).
- 1938 Birth of Elliott Gould, actor (M*A*S*H, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice).
- 1940 Birth of James Brady, press secretary who was severely wounded during John Hinckley Jr.’s attempt to assassinate US President Ronald Reagan.
- 1942 The American Red Cross announces that Japan has refused to allow safe conduct for the passage of ships with supplies for American prisoners of war.
- 1945 U.S. airborne troops are landed in transport planes at Atsugi airfield, southwest of Tokyo, beginning the occupation of Japan.
- 1957 US Congress passes Civil Rights Act of 1957 after Strom Thurmond (Sen-D-SC) ends 24-hour filibuster, the longest in Senate history, against the bill.
- 1960 US U-2 spy plane spots SAM (surface-to-air) missile launch pads in Cuba.
- 1964 Mickey Mantle ties Babe Ruth’s career strikeout record (1,330).
- 1965 Astronauts L. Gordon Cooper Jr. and Charles “Pete” Conrad Jr complete 120 Earth orbits in Gemini 5, marking the first time the US set an international duration record for a manned space mission.
- 1966 The Beatles give their last public concert (Candlestick Park, San Francisco).
- 1968 Democrats nominate Hubert H Humphrey for president at their Chicago convention.
- 1977 Lou Brock (St Louis Cardinals) breaks Ty Cobb’s 49-year-old career stolen bases record at 893.
- 2005 Rains from Hurricane Katrina cause a levee breech at the Industrial Canal in New Orleans, causing severe flooding.