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Weather in northwest Orange County for Thursday, October 28, 2021

Weather in northwest Orange County for Thursday, October 28, 2021:

Today:

Sunny, with a high near 91. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the morning.

Tonight:

Clear, with a low around 61. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

High temperatures are expected to drop off fairly sharply over the next couple days, returning to the lower 70s.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1636 Harvard College, the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States, is founded in Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1768 Germans and Acadians join French Creoles in their armed revolt against the Spanish governor of New Orleans.
  • 1793 Eli Whitney applies for a patent on the cotton gin, a machine which cleans the tight-clinging seeds from short-staple cotton easily and effectively–a job which was previously done by hand.
  • 1863 In a rare night attack, Confederates under Gen. James Longstreet attack a Federal force near Chattanooga, Tennessee, hoping to cut their supply line, the “cracker line.” They fail.
  • 1875 Birth of Gilbert Grosvenor, editor, turned the National Geographic Society’s irregularly published pamphlet into a periodical with a circulation of nearly two million.
  • 1886 The Statue of Liberty, originally named Liberty Enlightening the World, is dedicated at Liberty Island, N. Y., formerly Bedloe’s Island, by President Grover Cleveland
  • 1901 Race riots sparked by Booker T. Washington’s visit to the White House kill 34.
  • 1904 The St. Louis police try a new investigation method: fingerprints.
  • 1914 Birth of Jonas Salk, U.S. scientist who developed the first vaccine against polio.
  • 1914 George Eastman announces the invention of the color photographic process.
  • 1919 Over President Wilson’s veto, Congress passes the National Prohibition Act, or Volstead Act, named after its promoter, Congressman Andrew J. Volstead. It provides enforcement guidelines for the Prohibition Amendment.
  • 1927 Pan American Airways launches the first scheduled international flight.
  • 1944 The first B-29 Superfortress bomber mission flies from the airfields in the Mariana Islands in a strike against the Japanese base at Truk.
  • 1960 In a note to the OAS (Organization of American States), the United States charges that Cuba has been receiving substantial quantities of arms and numbers of military technicians” from the Soviet bloc.
  • 1962 Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev orders Soviet missiles removed from Cuba, ending the Cuban Missile Crisis.
  • 1965 Construction completed on St. Louis Arch; at 630 feet (192m), it is the world’s tallest arch.
  • 2005 Libby “Scooter” Lewis, chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, resigns after being indicted for “outing” CIA agent Valerie Plame.