Weather in northwest Orange County for Friday, September 24, 2021:
Widespread haze after 11am. Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 81. Light west wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Widespread haze before 8pm. Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 63. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph after midnight.
Highs are forecast to remain mild and pleasant, dropping into the 70s with morning clouds and afternoon sun.
Courtesy of HistoryNet:
- 1755 Birth of John Marshall, fourth chief justice of the Supreme Court and U.S. secretary of state.
- 1789 Congress passes the Judiciary Act of 1789, establishing a strong federal court system with the powers it needs to ensure the supremacy of the Constitution and federal law. The new Supreme Court will have a chief justice and five associate justices.
- 1862 President Abraham Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus against anyone suspected of being a Southern sympathizer.
- 1894 Birth of E. Franklin Frazier, first African-American president of the American Sociological Society.
- 1896 Birth of Francis Scott Key (F. Scott) Fitzgerald, novelist best known for The Great Gatsby.
- 1904 Sixty-two die and 120 are injured in head-on train collision in Tennessee.
- 1929 The first flight using only instruments is completed by U.S. Army pilot James Doolittle.
- 1936 Birth of Jim Henson, puppeteer who created the “Muppets” in 1954 and television’s Sesame Street.
- 1947 The World Women’s Party meets for the first time since World War II.
- 1956 The first transatlantic telephone cable system begins operation.
- 1957 President Dwight D. Eisenhower sends federal troops into Little Rock, Arkansas, to protect nine black students entering its newly integrated high school.
- 1960 The Enterprise, the first nuclear powered aircraft carrier, is launched.
- 1962 The University of Mississippi agrees to admit James Meredith as the first black university student, sparking more rioting.
- 1969 The “Chicago Eight,” charged with conspiracy and crossing state lines with the intent to incite a riot, go on trial for their part in the mayhem during the 1968 Democratic Party National Convention in the “Windy City.”
- 1979 CompuServe (CIS) offers one of the first online services to consumers; it will dominate among Internet service providers for consumers through the mid-1990s.
- 2005 Hurricane Rita, the 4th-most intense Atlantic hurricane ever recorded, comes ashore in Texas causing extensive damage there and in Louisiana, which had devastated by Hurricane Katrina less than a month earlier.
- 2009 LRAD (Long Range Acoustic Device) “sonic cannon,” a non-lethal device that utilizes intense sound, is used in the United States for the first time, to disperse protestors at the G20 summit in Pittsburgh, Penn.