Weather in northwest Orange County for Wednesday, November 3, 2021:
Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 75. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low around 57. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
High temperatures are forecast to remain fairly level in the lower 70s until the end of the week, when highs are expected to warm to the upper 70s-low 80s.
Courtesy of HistoryNet:
- 1794 Thomas Paine is released from a Parisian jail with help from the American ambassador James Monroe. He was arrested for having offended the Robespierre faction.
- 1794 Birth of William Cullen Bryant, American poet and journalist.
- 1813 American troops destroy the Indian village of Tallushatchee in the Mississippi Valley.
- 1831 Birth of Ignatius Donnelly, American social reformer best known for his book Atlantis: The Antediluvian World.
- 1868 Ulysses S. Grant elected the 18th president of the United States.
- 1883 The U.S. Supreme Court declares American Indians to be “dependent aliens.”
- 1892 First automatic telephone exchange goes into operation in La Porte, Indiana.
- 1896 William McKinley is elected 25th president of the United States.
- 1903 Walker Evans, photographer best known for his Great Depression photos for the Farmers Security Administration (FSA).
- 1918 Birth of Russell Long, U.S. senator from Louisiana from 1951 to 1968 and son of Huey P. Long.
- 1921 Milk drivers on strike dump thousands of gallons of milk onto New York City’s streets to protest the drink’s varying prices on the market.
- 1933 Birth of Michael Dukakis, politician; the longest-serving governor in the history of the state of Massachusetts (1975-79, 1983-91); unsuccessful Democratic candidate for US presidency (1988).
- 1964 Robert F. Kennedy, brother of the slain president John F. Kennedy, is elected as a senator from New York.
- 1964 For the first time, residents of Washington, D.C., are allowed to vote in the U.S. presidential election.
- 1964 Lyndon B. Johnson is elected the 36th president of the United States.
- 1969 U.S. President Richard Nixon, speaking on TV and radio, asks the “silent majority” of the American people to support his policies and the continuing war effort in Vietnam.
- 1973 NASA launches Mariner 10, the first probe to reach Mercury.
- 1979 Ku Klux Klansmen and neo-Nazis kill five and wound seven members of the Communist Workers Party during a “Death to the Klan” rally in Greensboro, NC; the incident becomes known as the Greensboro Massacre.
- 1986 The Lebanese magazine Ash-Shiraa reports the U.S. has secretly been selling weapons to Iran in order to secure the release of seven American hostages being held by pro-Iranian groups in Lebanon, in what later became known as the Iran-Contra Affair.
- 1992 Arkansas Governor Bill (William Jefferson) Clinton is elected 42nd president of the United States.
- 1997 U.S. imposes economic sanctions against Sudan in response to human rights abuses and support of Islamic extremist groups.