Weather in northwest Orange County for Sunday, September 5, 2021:
Sunny, with a high near 91. Light south wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 68. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Highs are expected to moderate to the mid-80s over the course of the week.
Courtesy of HistoryNet:
- 1664 After days of negotiation, the Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam surrenders to the British, who will rename it New York.
- 1804 US Navy lieutenant Richard Somers and members of his crew are buried at Tripoli; they died when USS Intrepid exploded while entering Tripoli harbor on a mission to destroy the enemy fleet there during the First Barbary War.
- 1842 Birth of Jesse James, legendary outlaw of the American West.
- 1859 Harriot E. Wilson’s Our Nig, is published, the first U.S. novel by an African American woman.
- 1867 The first shipment of cattle leaves Abilene, Kansas, on a Union Pacific train headed to Chicago.
- 1877 The great Sioux warrior Crazy Horse is fatally bayoneted at age 36 by a soldier at Fort Robinson, Nebraska.
- 1878 Bat Masterson, Wyatt Earp, Bill Tilghman and Clay Allison, four of the West’s most famous gunmen, meet in Dodge City, Kansas.
- 1897 Birth of A.C. Nielsen, founder of the Nielsen Ratings.
- 1912 Birth of Franklin “Frank” Thomas, one of the “Nine Old Men” among Walt Disney’s team of animators.
- 1929 Birth of Bob Newhart, deadpan standup comedian and TV actor (The Bob Newhart Show).
- 1934 Birth of Carol Lawrence, actress and singer (Maria in Broadway version of West Side Story).
- 1958 Martin Luther King Jr. is arrested in an Alabama protest for loitering and fined $14 for refusing to obey police.
- 1969 Charges are brought against US lieutenant William Calley in the March 1968 My Lai Massacre during Vietnam War.
- 1975 President Gerald Ford evades an assassination attempt in Sacramento, California.
- 1977 Voyager 1 space probe launched.
- 1984 Space Shuttle Discovery lands afters its maiden voyage.
- 1996 Hurricane Fran comes ashore near Cape Fear, No. Car. It will kill 27 people and cause more than $3 billion in damage.