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Weather in northwest Orange County for Sunday, November 14, 2021

Weather in northwest Orange County for Sunday, November 14, 2021:

Today:

Sunny, with a high near 92. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Mostly clear, with a low around 58. Calm wind.

Highs temperatures are expected to drop sharply over the next couple days, reaching the low 70s by Tuesday and remaining in the upper 60s to low 70s for the rest of the week.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1765 Birth of Robert Fulton, American engineer who invented the first steamboat.
  • 1851 Herman Melville’s novel Moby Dick is published in New York.
  • 1882 Billy Clairborne, a survivor of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, loses his life in a shoot-out with Buckskin Frank Leslie.
  • 1900 Birth of Aaron Copeland, American composer whose works include Billy the Kidd, Appalachian Spring and Fanfare for the Common Man.
  • 1908 Albert Einstein presents his quantum theory of light.
  • 1908 Birth of Joseph McCarthy, anti-Communist senator from Wisconsin.
  • 1910 Lieutenant Eugene Ely, U.S. Navy, becomes the first man to take off in an airplane from the deck of a ship. He flew from the ship Birmingham at Hampton Roads to Norfolk.
  • 1921 The Cherokee Indians ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review their claim to 1 million acres of land in Texas.
  • 1927 Birth of McLean Stevenson, actor; best known for his role as Lt. Col. Henry Blake on the TV series M*A*S*H*.
  • 1930 Birth of Edward Higgins White II, engineer, astronaut; first American to “walk” in space (June 3, 1965); died in explosion at Cape Canaveral (Cape Kennedy) during prelaunch testing for first manned Apollo mission.
  • 1951 The United States and Yugoslavia sign a military aid pact.
  • 1960 New Orleans integrates two all-white schools.
  • 1960 President Dwight Eisenhower orders U.S. naval units into the Caribbean after Guatemala and Nicaragua charge Castro with starting uprisings.
  • 1961 President Kennedy increases the number of American advisors in Vietnam from 1,000 to 16,000.
  • 1965 The U.S. First Cavalry Division battles with the North Vietnamese Army in the Ia Drang Valley, the first ground combat for American troops.
  • 1968 Yale University announces its plan to go co-ed.
  • 1969 The United States launches Apollo 12, the second mission to the Moon, from Cape Kennedy.
  • 1979 US President Jimmy Carter freezes all Iranian assets in the United States in response to Iranian militants holding more than 50 Americans hostage.
  • 1984 The Space Shuttle Discovery‘s crew rescues a second satellite.
  • 1995 Budget standoff between Democrats and Republicans in the US Congress forces temporary closure of national parks and museums; federal agencies forced to operate with skeleton staff.
  • 2008 First G-20 economic summit convenes, in Washington, DC.