Weather in northwest Orange County for Thursday, October 14, 2021:
Sunny, with a high near 77. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Mostly clear, with a low around 56. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
High temperatures are expected to rise back into the upper 80s for a couple days at the end of the week before quickly dropping again. Lows will remain in the 50s.
Courtesy of HistoryNet:
- 1651 Laws are passed in Massachusetts forbidding the poor to adopt excessive styles of dress.
- 1773 Britain’s East India Company tea ships’ cargo is burned at Annapolis, Md.
- 1832 Blackfeet Indians attack American Fur Company trappers near Montana’s Jefferson River, killing one.
- 1884 Transparent paper-strip photographic film is patented by George Eastman.
- 1888 Birth of Katherine Mansfield, short story writer.
- 1890 Birth of Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th U.S. President (1953-1961).
- 1894 Birth of e.e. cummings, American poet.
- 1896 Birth of Lilian Gish, Film actress, “The First Lady of the Silent Screen.”
- 1912 Former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt is shot and wounded in assassination attempt in Milwaukee. He was saved by the papers in his breast pocket and, though wounded, insisted on finishing his speech.
- 1916 Birth of C. Everett Koop, U.S. Surgeon General.
- 1930 Singer Ethel Merman stuns the audience when she holds a high C for sixteen bars while singing “I Got Rhythm” during her Broadway debut in Gershwin’s Girl Crazy.
- 1947 Test pilot Chuck Yeager breaks the sound barrier aboard a Bell X-1 rocket plane.
- 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis begins; USAF U-2 reconnaissance pilot photographs Cubans installing Soviet-made missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads.
- 1964 Rev. Martin Luther King is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for advocating a policy of non-violence.
- 1968 US Defense Department announces 24,000 soldiers and Marines will be sent back to Vietnam for involuntary second tours of duty.
- 1998 Eric Robert Rudolph charged with the 1996 bombing during the Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia; It was one of several bombing incidents Rudolph carried out to protest legalized abortion in the US.