Weather in northwest Orange County for Tuesday, October 5, 2021:
Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.
Highs will continue to drop, reaching the lower 70s by the end of the week, with mostly cloudy skies.
Courtesy of HistoryNet:
- 1813 U.S. victory at the Battle of the Thames, in Ontario, broke Britain’s Indian allies with the death of Shawnee Chief Tecumseh, and made the Detroit frontier safe.
- 1830 Birth of Chester A. Arthur, 21st president of the United States (1881-1885).
- 1864 At the Battle of Allatoona, a small Union post is saved from Lt. Gen. John Bell Hood’s army.
- 1877 Nez Perce Chief Joseph surrenders to Colonel Nelson Miles in Montana Territory, after a 1,700-mile trek to reach Canada falls 40 miles short.
- 1880 The first ball-point pen is patented on this day by Alonzo T. Cross.
- 1882 Birth of Robert Goddard, American rocket scientist, held more than 200 rocketry patents.
- 1882 Outlaw Frank James surrenders in Missouri six months after brother Jesse’s assassination.
- 1902 Birth of Ray Croc, founder of the McDonald’s hamburger franchise in 1955.
- 1915 Germany issues an apology and promises for payment for the 128 American passengers killed in the sinking of the British ship Lusitania.
- 1921 The World Series is broadcast on radio for the first time.
- 1931 Clyde Pangborn and Hugh Herndon complete the first heavier than air nonstop flight over the Pacific. Their flight, begun October 3, lasted 41 hours, 31 minutes and covered 5,000 miles. They piloted their Bellanca CH-200 monoplane from Samushiro, 300 miles north of Tokyo, Japan, to Wenatchee, Washington.
- 1937 Birth of Barry Switzer, longtime coach of the University of Oklahoma, later coach of the Dallas Cowboys; one of only two head coaches to win both an NCAA college football championship and a Super Bowl.
- 1943 Imperial Japanese forces execute 98 American POWs on Wake Island.
- 1947 US President Harry S Truman delivers the first televised White House address.
- 1962 The first James Bond film, Dr. No starring Sean Connery, debuts.
- 1965 U.S. forces in Saigon receive permission to use tear gas.
- 1966 A sodium cooling system malfunction causes a partial core meltdown at the Enrico Fermi demonstration breeder reactor near Detroit. Radiation is contained.
- 1970 The US Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is established.