Weather in northwest Orange County for Wednesday, October 27, 2021:
Sunny, with a high near 83. Light and variable wind becoming northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Clear, with a low around 60. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
High temperatures are expected to peak in the upper 80s on Thursday, dropping off fairly sharply over the next couple days.
Courtesy of HistoryNet:
- 1791 President George Washington transmits to Congress the results of the first US census, exclusive of South Carolina which had not yet submitted its findings.
- 1809 President James Madison orders the annexation of the western part of West Florida. Settlers there had rebelled against Spanish authority.
- 1862 A Confederate force is routed at the Battle of Georgia Landing, near Bayou Lafourche in Louisiana.
- 1873 Farmer Joseph F. Glidden applies for a patent on barbed wire. Glidden eventually received five patents and is generally considered the inventor of barbed wire.
- 1891 D. B. Downing, inventor, is awarded a patent for the street letter (mail) box.
- 1904 The New York subway officially opens running from the Brooklyn Bridge uptown to Broadway at 145th Street.
- 1917 20,000 women march in a suffrage parade in New York. As the largest state and the first on the East Coast to do so, New York has an important effect on the movement to grant all women the vote in all elections.
- 1927 Fox Movie-tone news, the first sound news film, is released.
- 1941 In a broadcast to the nation on Navy Day, President Franklin Roosevelt declares: “America has been attacked, the shooting has started.” He does not ask for full-scale war yet, realizing that many Americans are not yet ready for such a step.
- 1954 Benjamin O. Davis Jr. becomes the first African-American general in the US Air Force.
- 1962 Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev offers to remove Soviet missile bases in Cuba if the U.S. removes its missile bases in Turkey.
- 1962 American U-2 reconnaissance plane shot down by a surface-to-air missile over Cuba, killing the pilot, Maj. Rudolf Anderson, the only direct human casualty of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
- 1964 The political career of future US president Ronald Reagan is launched when he delivers a speech on behalf of Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater.
- 1988 US President Ronald Reagan decides to tear down a new US Embassy in Moscow because Soviet listening devices were built into the structure.
- 1997 Stock markets crash around the world over fears of a global economic meltdown.