Weather in northwest Orange County for Monday, November 15, 2021:
Sunny, with a high near 82. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Patchy fog after 10pm. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low around 56. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Highs temperatures are expected to drop sharply, reaching the low 70s by Tuesday and remaining in the upper 60s to low 70s for the rest of the week.
Courtesy of HistoryNet:
- 1626 The Pilgrim Fathers, who have settled in New Plymouth, buy out their London investors.
- 1777 The Articles of Confederation, instituting perpetual union of the United States of America, are adopted by Congress.
- 1805 Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and their party reach the mouth of the Columbia River, completing their trek to the Pacific.
- 1806 Explorer Zebulon Pike discovers the Colorado Peak that bears his name, despite the fact that he didn’t climb it.
- 1864 Union Major General William T. Sherman’s troops set fires that destroy much of Atlanta’s industrial district prior to beginning Sherman’s March to the Sea.
- 1881 The American Federation of Labor is founded.
- 1887 Birth of Georgia O’Keefe, American artist.
- 1906 Birth of Curtis LeMay, general in US Army Air Corps and later US Air Force; vice presidential running mate of George Wallace in 1968; credited with planning the strategic bombing campaign against Imperial Japan during WWII.
- 1925 Birth of Howard Baker, Ameican politician; Senate Majority Leader (1981-85), White House Chief of Staff under Ronald Reagan (1987-88), Ambassador to Japan (2001-05).
- 1937 Eighteen lawsuits are brought against the Tennessee Valley Authority, calling for its dissolution.
- 1942 An American fleet defeats a Japanese naval force in a clash off Guadalcanal.
- 1952 Newark Airport in New Jersey reopens after closing earlier in the year because of an increase in accidents.
- 1957 Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev asserts Soviet superiority in missiles, challenging the United States to a rocket-range shooting match.
- 1960 The first submarine with nuclear missiles, USS George Washington, takes to sea from Charleston, South Carolina.
- 1962 Cuba threatens to down U.S. planes on reconnaissance flights over its territory.
- 1965 In the second day of combat, regiments of the 1st Cavalry Division battle on Landing Zones X-Ray against North Vietnamese forces in the Ia Drang Valley.
- 1969 A quarter of a million anti-Vietnam War demonstrators march in Washington, D.C.
- 1984 Baby Fae dies 20 days after receiving a baboon heart transplant in Loma Linda, California.