Weather in northwest Orange County for Wednesday, September 1, 2021:
Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 77. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low around 65. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.
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:
- 1676 Nathaniel Bacon leads an uprising against English Governor William Berkeley at Jamestown, Virginia, resulting in the settlement being burned to the ground. Bacon’s Rebellion came in response to the governor’s repeated refusal to defend the colonists against the Indians.
- 1773 Phillis Wheatley, a slave from Boston, publishes a collection of poetry, Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral, in London.
- 1807 Aaron Burr is arrested in Mississippi for complicity in a plot to establish a Southern empire in Louisiana and Mexico.
- 1821 William Becknell leads a group of traders from Independence, Mo., toward Santa Fe on what would become the Santa Fe Trail.
- 1836 Protestant missionary Dr. Marcus Whitman leads a party to Oregon. His wife, Narcissa, is one of the first white women to travel the Oregon Trail. The Oregon Trail emigrants who chose to follow Stephen Meek thought his shortcut would save weeks of hard travel. Instead, it brought them even greater misery.
- 1864 Confederate forces under General John Bell Hood evacuate Atlanta in anticipation of the arrival of Union General William T. Sherman’s troops.
- 1882 The first Labor Day is observed in New York City by the Carpenters and Joiners Union.
- 1894 By an act of Congress, Labor Day is declared a national holiday.
- 1904 Helen Keller graduates with honors from Radcliffe College.
- 1907 Birth of Walter Reuther, labor leader who merged the American Federation of Labor with the Congress of International Organizations.
- 1923 Birth of Rocky Marciano, world heavyweight boxing champion who retired undefeated.
- 1942 A federal judge in Sacramento, Cal., upholds the government’s detention of Japanese-Americans and Japanese nationals as a war measure.
- 1951 Australia, New Zealand and the United States sign the ANZUS Treaty, a mutual defense pact.
- 1970 Dr. Hugh Scott of Washington, D.C. becomes the first African-American superintendent of schools in a major U.S. city.
- 1972 America’s Bobby Fischer beats Russia’s Boris Spassky in Reykjavik, Iceland, to become world chess champion.
- 1979 US spacecraft Pioneer 11 makes the first-ever flyby of Saturn.
- 1985 The wreck of the Titanic found by Dr. Robert Ballard and Jean Louis Michel in a joint U.S. and French expedition.