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Weather in northwest Orange County for Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Weather in northwest Orange County for Tuesday, August 30, 2022:

Today:

Sunny, with a high near 94. Light southwest wind becoming west 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Tonight:

Mostly clear, with a low around 73. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east after midnight.

Highs are forecast to remain very warm to hot until at least next week, peaking Sunday to Monday.

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.
  • 1871 Birth of Ernest Rutherford, physicist who discovered and named alpha, beta and gamma radiation and was the first to achieve a man-made nuclear reaction.
  • 1892 The Moravia, a passenger ship arriving from Germany, brings cholera to the United States.
  • 1893 Birth of Huey P. Long, Louisiana politician who served as governor and U.S. senator, known as “The Kingfish.”
  • 1918 Birth of Ted Williams, Hall of Fame outfielder for the Boston Red Sox, the last man to hit .400 in a season.
  • 1919 Birth of 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 Birth of Warren Buffett, business magnate; listed as world’s wealthiest person in 2008.
  • 1931 Birth of Carrie Saxon Perry, 1st black mayor of a major US city (Hartford CT).
  • 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.
  • 1976 Tom Brokaw becomes news anchor of Today Show.
  • 1979 First recorded instance of a comet (Howard-Koomur-Michels) hitting the sun; the energy released is equal to approximately 1 million hydrogen bombs.
  • 1983 Lieutenant Colonel Guion S. Bluford, Jr., becomes the first African-American astronaut to travel in space.
  • 1986 KGB arrests journalist Nicholas Daniloff (US News World Report) on a charge of spying and hold him for 13 days.