Weather in northwest Orange County for Saturday, September 11, 2021:
Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Light southwest wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Mostly clear, with a low around 69. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.
Highs temperatures are forecast to gradually drop back into the lower 80s.
Courtesy of HistoryNet:
- 1740 The first mention of an African American doctor or dentist in the colonies is made in the Pennsylvania Gazette.
- 1777 General George Washington and his troops are defeated by the British under General Sir William Howe at the Battle of Brandywine in Pennsylvania.
- 1786 The Convention of Annapolis opens with the aim of revising the Articles of Confederation.
- 1814 U.S. forces led by Thomas Macdonough route the British fleet on Lake Champlain.
- 1847 Stephen Foster’s “Oh! Susanna” is first performed in a saloon in Pittsburgh.
- 1850 Soprano opera singer Jenny Lind, the “Swedish Nightingale,” makes her American debut at New York’s Castle Garden Theater.
- 1857 Indians incited by Mormon John D. Lee kill 120 California-bound settlers in the Mountain Meadows Massacre.
- 1864 A 10-day truce is declared between generals William Sherman and John Hood so civilians may leave Atlanta, Georgia.
- 1904 The battleship Connecticut, launched in New York, introduces a new era in naval construction.
- 1924 Birth of Tom Landry, coach of the Dallas Cowboys, winning two Super Bowls.
- 1916 The “Star Spangled Banner” is sung at the beginning of a baseball game for the first time in Cooperstown, New York.
- 1944 American troops enter Luxembourg.
- 1962 Thurgood Marshall is appointed a judge of the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals.
- 2001 In an unprecedented, highly coordinated attack, terrorists hijack four U.S. passenger airliners, flying two into the World Trade Center towers in New York and one into the Pentagon, killing thousands. The fourth airliner, headed toward Washington likely to strike the White House or Capitol, is crashed just over 100 miles away in Pennsylvania after passengers storm the cockpit and overtake the hijackers.
- 2012 US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, is attacked and burned down; 4 Americans are killed including the US ambassador, J. Christopher Stevens.