Weather in northwest Orange County for Monday, September 13, 2021:
Sunny, with a high near 86. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Increasing clouds, with a low around 63. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming south after midnight.
Highs temperatures are forecast to gradually drop back into the lower 80s by Tuesday and remain mild the rest of the week.
Courtesy of HistoryNet:
- 1788 The Constitutional Convention authorizes the first federal election resolving that electors in all the states will be appointed on January 7, 1789.
- 1846 General Winfield Scott takes Chapultepec, removing the last obstacle to U.S. troops moving on Mexico City.
- 1847 Birth of Milton Hershey, founder of the famous candy company.
- 1851 Birth of Walter Reed, U.S. Army doctor, discovered a cure for yellow fever.
- 1860 Birth of John J. Pershing, “Black Jack” who led the campaign against Pancho Villa in Mexico and Commanded the American Expeditionary Force in France during World War I.
- 1862 Union troops in Frederick, Maryland, discover General Robert E. Lee’s attack plans for the invasion of Maryland wrapped around a pack of cigars. They give the plans to General George B. McClellan who sends the Army of the Potomac to confront Lee but only after a delay of more than half a day.
- 1863 The Loudoun County Rangers route a company of Confederate cavalry at Catoctin Mountain in Virginia.
- 1886 Birth of Alain Locke, writer and first African-American Rhodes scholar.
- 1905 U.S. warships head to Nicaragua on behalf of American William Albers, who was accused of evading tobacco taxes.
- 1918 U.S. and French forces take St. Mihiel, France in America’s first action as a standing army.
- 1922 Birth of Tony “Charles” Brown, blues singer and musician (*Merry Christmas Baby”).
- 1925 Birth of Melvin “Mel” Torme, jazz singer, musician, composer and arranger (“The Christmas Song,” AKA “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire”); nicknamed the “Velvet Fog.”.
- 1951 In Korea, U.S. Army troops begin their assault in Heartbreak Ridge. The month-long struggle will cost 3,700 casualties.
- 1961 An unmanned Mercury capsule is orbited and recovered by NASA in a test.
- 1976 The United States announces it will veto Vietnam’s UN bid.
- 1988 Hurricane Gilbert becomes the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere, based on barometric pressure. Hurricane Wilma will break that record in 2005.
- 2008 Hurricane Ike makes landfall in Texas; it had already been the most costly storm in Cuba’s history and becomes the third costliest in the US.