Weather in northwest Orange County for Wednesday, September 22, 2021:
Sunny, with a high near 96. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly clear, with a low around 67. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.
Highs temperatures are forecast to drop off sharply Thursday, with a gradual drop into the 70s over the next few days and a return of the marine layer.
Courtesy of HistoryNet:
- 1656 The General Provincial Court in session at Patuxent, Maryland, impanels the first all-woman jury in the Colonies to hear evidence against Judith Catchpole, who is accused of murdering her child. The jury acquits her after hearing her defense of never having been pregnant.
- 1711 The Tuscarora Indian War begins with a massacre of settlers in North Carolina, following white encroachment that included the enslaving of Indian children.
- 1776 American Captain Nathan Hale is hanged as a spy by the British in New York City; his last words are reputed to have been, “I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country.”
- 1862 President Abraham Lincoln issues a proclamation calling for all slaves within the rebel states to be freed on January 1, a political move that helps keep the British from intervening on the side of the South.
- 1864 Union General Philip Sheridan defeats Confederate General Jubal Early’s troops at the Battle of Fisher’s Hill in Virginia.
- 1869 The Cincinnati Red Stockings, the first professional baseball team, arrive in San Francisco after a rollicking, barnstorming tour of the West.
- 1893 Bicycle makers Charles and Frank Duryea show off the first American automobile produced for sale to the public by taking it on a maiden run through the streets of Springfield, Massachusetts.
- 1906 Race riots in Atlanta, Georgia leave 21 people dead.
- 1915 Xavier University, the first African-American Catholic college, opens in New Orleans, Louisiana.
- 1919 President Woodrow Wilson abandons his national tour to support the League of Nations when he suffers a case of nervous exhaustion.
- 1927 Birth of Tommy Lasorda, manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team from 1975 to 1996.
- 1945 President Harry Truman accepts U.S. Secretary of War Stimson’s recommendation to designate the war World War II.
- 1947 A Douglas C-54 Skymaster makes the first automatic pilot flight over the Atlantic.
- 1961 President John Kennedy signs a congressional act establishing the Peace Corps.
- 1969 Willie Mays of the San Francisco Giants becomes the first baseball player since Babe Ruth to hit 600 home runs.
- 1970 President Richard M. Nixon signs a bill giving the District of Columbia representation in the U.S. Congress.
- 1975 Sara Jane Moore attempts to assassinate US President Gerald Ford, the second attempt on his life in less than three weeks.