Weather in northwest Orange County for Wednesday, August 17, 2022:
Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 67. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Highs are forecast to start to drop near the end of the week, with lows remaining in the upper 60s.
Courtesy of HistoryNet:
- 1786 Birth of Davy Crockett, American frontiersman and politician who died in the defense of the Alamo.
- 1863 Union gunboats attack Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina, for the first time.
- 1882 Birth of Samuel Goldwyn, American movie mogul who helped start MGM (Metro Goldwyn Mayer).
- 1887 Birth of Marcus Garvey, Jamaican-born black nationalist who advocated the departure of African-Americans back to Africa.
- 1890 Birth of Harry Hopkins, who organized the Works Projects Administration under President Franklin Roosevelt.
- 1892 Birth of Mae West, American actress in burlesque, vaudeville, Broadway and movies.
- 1942 Marine Raiders attack Makin Island in the Gilbert Islands from two submarines.
- 1943 Allied forces complete the conquest of Sicily.
- 1960 American Francis Gary Powers pleads guilty at his Moscow trial for spying over the Soviet Union in a U-2 plane.
- 1978 Three Americans complete the first crossing of the Atlantic in a balloon.
- 1998 President Bill Clinton admits to the American public that he had affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.