Weather in Northwest Orange County for Saturday, August 27, 2022

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Weather in Northwest Orange County for Saturday, August 27, 2022:

Today:

Mostly cloudy until mid-morning, then gradually clearing, with high near 81. Wind light south becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

This evening:

Increasing cloudiness, with a low around 66. Wind west 5 to 10 mph becoming light south in the evening.

Highs are expected to hit the 90s by the middle of next week.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1776 The Americans are defeated by the British at the Battle of Long Island, New York.
  • 1861 Union troops conduct an amphibious landing at Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.
  • 1862 As the Second Battle of Bull Run rages, Confederate soldiers attack Loudoun County, Virginia.
  • 1881 New York State’s Pure Food Law comes into effect to prevent “tampering with food or medicine”.
  • 1894 The United States Congress passes an income tax law as part of a general tariff law, but it is deemed unconstitutional.
  • 1908 Birth of Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th President of the United States (1963-1969).
  • 1910 Thomas Edison demonstrates the first “talking” pictures – using a phonograph – in his New Jersey lab.
  • 1915 Birth of Walter Heller, economist; Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers (1961-1964); suggested a “war on poverty” to the president. Lyndon B. Johnson and tax cuts to stimulate the economy.
  • 1928 Fifteen nations sign the Kellogg-Briand Peace Pact, banning war and calling for dispute resolution through arbitration. Forty-seven other countries end up signing the pact.
  • 1984 President Ronald Reagan announces the NASA Teacher in Space project, intended to inspire students and honor teachers and to stimulate interest in the fields of science, mathematics and space exploration.
  • 1989 Chuck Berry performs his tune Johnny B. Goode for NASA personnel on the occasion of Voyager IIencounter with the planet Neptune.
  • 2003 Mars makes its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years, passing within 34,646,418 miles (55,758,005 km).
  • 2008 Democrats nominate Barack Obama for president, the first African-American nominated by a major political party for president of the United States.
  • 2012 The first interplanetary human voice recording is broadcast from the Mars Rover Curiosity.
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