Weather in northwest Orange County for Monday, August 30, 2021:
Patchy fog before noon. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Light southwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light south in the evening.
Highs are expected to remain in the upper 70s to low 80s until the end of the week, with mostly sunny skies.
Courtesy of HistoryNet:
- 1781 The French fleet arrives in the Chesapeake Bay to aid the American Revolution.
- 1813 Creek Indians massacre over 500 whites at Fort Mims, Alabama.
- 1860 The first British tramway is inaugurated at Birkenhead by an American, George Francis Train.
- 1861 Union General John Fremont declares martial law throughout Missouri and makes his own emancipation proclamation to free slaves in the state. President Lincoln overrules the general.
- 1871 Birth of Ernest Rutherford, physicist who discovered and named alpha, beta and gamma radiation and was the first to achieve a man-made nuclear reaction.
- 1892 The Moravia, a passenger ship arriving from Germany, brings cholera to the United States.
- 1893 Birth of Huey P. Long, Louisiana politician who served as governor and U.S. senator, known as “The Kingfish.”
- 1918 Birth of Ted Williams, Hall of Fame outfielder for the Boston Red Sox, the last man to hit .400 in a season.
- 1919 Birth of Kitty Wells (Ellen Muriel Deason), first female singer to top the Country Music charts in US (“It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky-Tonk Angels,” 1952).
- 1930 Birth of Warren Buffett, business magnate; listed as world’s wealthiest person in 2008.
- 1931 Birth of Carrie Saxon Perry, 1st black mayor of a major US city (Hartford CT).
- 1961 President John F. Kennedy appoints General Lucius D. Clay as his personal representative in Berlin.
- 1963 Hot Line communications link installed between Moscow and Washington, DC.
- 1967 US Senate confirms Thurgood Marshall as first African-American Supreme Court justice.
- 1976 Tom Brokaw becomes news anchor of Today Show.
- 1979 First recorded instance of a comet (Howard-Koomur-Michels) hitting the sun; the energy released is equal to approximately 1 million hydrogen bombs.
- 1983 Lieutenant Colonel Guion S. Bluford, Jr., becomes the first African-American astronaut to travel in space.
- 1986 KGB arrests journalist Nicholas Daniloff (US News World Report) on a charge of spying and hold him for 13 days.