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Weather in northwest Orange County for Thursday, September 23, 2021

Weather in northwest Orange County for Thursday, September 23, 2021:

Today:

Patchy fog between 8am and 11am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 84. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 63. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Highs temperatures are expected to gradually drop into the 70s over the next few days and a return of the marine layer.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1561 Philip II of Spain gives orders to halt colonizing efforts in Florida.
  • 1667 Slaves in Virginia are banned from obtaining their freedom by converting to Christianity.
  • 1779 The American navy under John Paul Jones, commanding from Bonhomme Richard, defeats and captures the British man-of-war Serapis.
  • 1838 Birth of Victoria Claflin Woodhull, the first woman presidential candidate (1872) in the United States.
  • 1805 Lieutenant Zebulon Pike pays $2,000 to buy from the Sioux a 9-square-mile tract at the mouth of the Minnesota River that will be used to establish a military post, Fort Snelling.
  • 1806 The Lewis and Clark Expedition arrives back in St. Louis just over three years after its departure.
  • 1864 Confederate and Union forces clash at Mount Jackson, Front Royal and Woodstock in Virginia during the Valley campaign.
  • 1911 The Second International Aviation Meet opens in New York.
  • 1912 Mack Sennett’s first “Keystone Cop” film debuts, Cohen Collects a Debt.
  • 1926 Birth of John Coltrane, influential jazz saxophonist.
  • 1930 Birth of Ray Charles, rhythm ‘n’ blues piano player and singer.
  • 1945 The first American dies in Vietnam during the fall of Saigon to French forces.
  • 1952 Richard Nixon responds to charges of a secret slush fund during his ‘Checkers Speech.’
  • 1954 East German police arrest 400 citizens as U.S. spies.
  • 2002 The first public version of Mozilla Firefox browser released; originally called Phoenix 0.1 its name was changed due to trademark issues with Phoenix Technologies.