Weather in northwest Orange County for Thursday, November 3, 2022:
Sunny, with a high near 65. Northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Mostly clear, with a low around 48. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northeast in the evening.
High temperatures are forecast to remain in the upper 60s to low 70s for the rest of the week.
Courtesy of HistoryNet:
- 1794 Thomas Paine is released from a Parisian jail with help from the American ambassador James Monroe. He was arrested for having offended the Robespierre faction.
- 1794 Birth of William Cullen Bryant, American poet and journalist.
- 1813 American troops destroy the Indian village of Tallushatchee in the Mississippi Valley.
- 1831 Birth of Ignatius Donnelly, American social reformer best known for his book Atlantis: The Antediluvian World.
- 1868 Ulysses S. Grant elected the 18th president of the United States.
- 1883 The U.S. Supreme Court declares American Indians to be “dependent aliens.”
- 1892 First automatic telephone exchange goes into operation in La Porte, Indiana.
- 1896 William McKinley is elected 25th president of the United States.
- 1903 Walker Evans, photographer best known for his Great Depression photos for the Farmers Security Administration (FSA).
- 1918 Birth of Russell Long, U.S. senator from Louisiana from 1951 to 1968 and son of Huey P. Long.
- 1921 Milk drivers on strike dump thousands of gallons of milk onto New York City’s streets to protest the drink’s varying prices on the market.
- 1933 Birth of Michael Dukakis, politician; the longest-serving governor in the history of the state of Massachusetts (1975-79, 1983-91); unsuccessful Democratic candidate for US presidency (1988).
- 1964 Robert F. Kennedy, brother of the slain president John F. Kennedy, is elected as a senator from New York.
- 1964 For the first time, residents of Washington, D.C., are allowed to vote in the U.S. presidential election.
- 1964 Lyndon B. Johnson is elected the 36th president of the United States.
- 1969 U.S. President Richard Nixon, speaking on TV and radio, asks the “silent majority” of the American people to support his policies and the continuing war effort in Vietnam.
- 1973 NASA launches Mariner 10, the first probe to reach Mercury.
- 1979 Ku Klux Klansmen and neo-Nazis kill five and wound seven members of the Communist Workers Party during a “Death to the Klan” rally in Greensboro, NC; the incident becomes known as the Greensboro Massacre.
- 1986 The Lebanese magazine Ash-Shiraa reports the U.S. has secretly been selling weapons to Iran in order to secure the release of seven American hostages being held by pro-Iranian groups in Lebanon, in what later became known as the Iran-Contra Affair.
- 1992 Arkansas Governor Bill (William Jefferson) Clinton is elected 42nd president of the United States.
- 1997 U.S. imposes economic sanctions against Sudan in response to human rights abuses and support of Islamic extremist groups.