Weather in northwest Orange County for Thursday, September 8, 2022:
Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 96. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 78. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Highs and lows are forecast to remain hot until the end of the week, dropping sharply on Saturday with a chance of thunderstorms over the weekend. Highs are expected to stay in the low 80s for much of next week.
Courtesy of HistoryNet:
- 1565 Spanish explorers found St. Augustine, Florida, the first permanent European settlement in what is now the United States.
- 1628 John Endecott arrives with colonists at Salem, Massachusetts, where he will become the governor.
- 1644 The Dutch colony of New Amsterdam surrenders to the British fleet that sails into its harbor. Five years later, the British change the name to New York.
- 1863 Confederate Lieutenant Dick Dowling thwarts a Union naval landing at Sabine Pass, northeast of Galveston, Texas.
- 1889 Birth of Robert A. Taft, U.S. Senator from Ohio who unsuccessfully sought the presidential nomination from the 1940s until 1952.
- 1900 Birth of Claude Pepper, Democratic senator and congressman from Florida, champion of senior citizens rights.
- 1921 Margaret Gorman of Washington, D.C., is named the first Miss America.
- 1935 Senator Huey Long of Louisiana is shot to death in the state capitol, allegedly by Dr. Carl Austin Weiss, Jr.
- 1951 Japanese representatives sign a peace treaty in San Francisco.
- 1955 The United States, Australia, France, Great Britain, New Zealand, the Philippines, Pakistan, and Thailand sign the mutual defense treaty that established the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO).
- 1960 President Dwight Eisenhower dedicates NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
- 1971 The Kennedy Center opens in Washington, DC with a performance of Leonard Bernstein’s Mass.
- 1974 President Gerald Ford pardons former President Richard M. Nixon for any crimes arising from the Watergate scandal he may have committed while in office.
- 1988 Wildfires in Yellowstone National Park in the US, the world’s first national park, force evacuation of the historic Old Faithful Inn; visitors and employees evacuate but the inn is saved.
- 1994 USAir Flight 427 crashes on approach to Pittsburgh International Airport, killing all 132 people aboard; subsequent investigation leads to changes in manufacturing practices and pilot training.