Weather in northwest Orange County for Tuesday, August 24, 2021:
Widespread haze. Spotty smoke after 2 p.m. Mostly cloudy until mid-morning, then gradually lightening with a high near 83. Light and changeable wind blowing at 5 to 10 miles per hour from the southwest in the afternoon.
Widespread haze. After 11 p.m. there is wafts of fog. Otherwise partly cloudy, with the lowest value around 66. West wind around 8 km / h.
The highs are forecast to rise in the 90s and peak on Thursday before gradually falling again.
Courtesy of HistoryNet:
- 1810 Birth of Theodore Parker, leader of the anti-slavery movement.
- 1814 British troops under General Robert Ross capture Washington, DC, which they set on fire in retaliation for the American fire in the House of Parliament in York (Toronto), the capital of Upper Canada.
- 1869 Cornelius Swarthout from Troy, New York, has the waffle iron patented.
- 1891 Thomas Edison applies for a patent for the film camera.
- 1894 Congress passes the first tiered income tax law, which will be declared unconstitutional next year.
- 1896 Thomas Brooks is shot dead by an unknown assailant and begins a six-year feud with the McFarland family.
- 1905 Birth of Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup, blues singer, a huge influence on Elvis Presley.
- 1912 Through an act of Congress, Alaska is given a two-house territorial legislature.
- 1915 Birth of Alice HB Sheldon, science fiction writer and artist, CIA photo intelligence agent, lecturer at American University and major in the US Army Air Force.
- 1942 In the Battle of the Eastern Solomon Islands, the third carrier-versus-carrier battle of the war, US naval forces defeat a Japanese force attempting to recruit reinforcements for the fighting in Guadalcanal.
- 1948 Edith Mae Irby is the first African American student to attend the University of Arkansas.
- 1954 Congress bans the Communist Party in the United States.
- 1963 The US State Department delegated in Saigon that if South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem did not remove his brother Ngo Dinh Nhu as his political advisor, the US would examine alternative leadership and create the conditions for a coup by ARVN generals.
- 1981 Mark David Chapman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the murder of former Beatles band member John Lennon.
- 1989 Baseball Commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti Bans Pete Rose for Gambling Baseball.
- 1992 Hurricane Andrew hits land in Florida. The Category 5 storm, which had already wreaked havoc in the Bahamas, caused $ 26.5 billion in damage to the United States, left 65 dead and toppled 70,000 acres of trees in the Everglades.