Weather in northwest Orange County for Monday, August 29, 2022:
Sunny, with a high near 90. Light west wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Mostly clear, with a low around 70. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light southwest in the evening.
Highs are forecast to rise sharply into the 90s around the middle of the week and remain there until at least next week.
Courtesy of HistoryNet:
- 1781 The French fleet arrives in the Chesapeake Bay to aid the American Revolution.
- 1813 Creek Indians massacre over 500 whites at Fort Mims, Alabama.
- 1860 The first British tramway is inaugurated at Birkenhead by an American, George Francis Train.
- 1861 Union General John Fremont declares martial law throughout Missouri and makes his own emancipation proclamation to free slaves in the state. President Lincoln overrules the general.
- 1982 The Moravia, a passenger ship arriving from Germany, brings cholera to the United States.
- 1893 Born: Huey P. Long, Louisiana politician who served as governor and U.S. senator, known as “The Kingfish.”
- 1918 Born: Ted Williams, Hall of Fame outfielder for the Boston Red Sox, the last man to hit .400 in a season.
- 1919 Born: Kitty Wells (Ellen Muriel Deason), first female singer to top the Country Music charts in US (“It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky-Tonk Angels,” 1952).
- 1930 Born: Warren Buffett, business magnate; listed as world’s wealthiest person in 2008.
- 1931 Born: Carrie Saxon Perry, 1st black mayor of a major US city (Hartford CT).
- 1943 Born: Robert Crumb (R. Crumb), satiric “underground” cartoonist (Fritz the Cat), musician.
- 1944 Born: Molly Ivins, American political humorist, newspaper columnist.
- 1958 Born: Anna Politkovskaya (Anna Mazepa), New York-born Ukrainian journalist, writer, human rights advocate best known for her reporting from Chechnya.
- 1960 Born: US Army Master Sgt. Gary Gordon, who received a posthumous Medal of Honor for his actions in the Battle of Mogadishu, Somalia.
- 1961 President John F. Kennedy appoints General Lucius D. Clay as his personal representative in Berlin.
- 1963 Hot Line communications link installed between Moscow and Washington, DC.
- 1967 US Senate confirms Thurgood Marshall as first African-American Supreme Court justice.
- 1972 Born: Cameron Diaz, model, award-winning actress (The Mask, There’s Something About Mary, Any Given Sunday).
- 1976 Tom Brokaw becomes news anchor of the Today Show.
- 1986 KGB arrests journalist Nicholas Daniloff (US News &World Report) on a charge of spying and holds him for 13 days.