Weather in northwest Orange County for Friday, May 22, 2020:

Today:

Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. South wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tonight:

Increasing clouds, with a low around 60. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast after midnight.

Highs are forecast to rise into the mid 80s for the Memorial Day weekend.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1856 U.S. Congressman Preston Brooks of South Carolina beats Senator Charles Sumner with a cane for Sumner’s earlier condemnation of slavery, which included an insult to Brooks’ cousin, Senator Andrew Butler.
  • 1863 Union General Ulysses S. Grant’s second attack on Vicksburg fails and a siege begins.
  • 1868 The “Great Train Robbery” takes place as seven members of the Reno Gang make off with $98,000 in cash from a train’s safe in Indiana.
  • 1872 The Amnesty Act restores civil rights to Southerners.
  • 1882 The United States formally recognizes Korea.
  • 1908 The Wright brothers register their flying machine for a U.S. patent.
  • 1967 The children’s program Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood premiers.
  • 1985 Baseball player Pete Rose passes Hank Aaron as National League run scoring leader with 2,108.
  • 1992 Johnny Carson’s final appearance on The Tonight Show on NBC, after 30 years as the program’s host.
  • 2004 An EF4 tornado with a record-setting width of 2.5 miles wipes out Hallam, Nebraska, killing 1 person.
  • 2011 An EF5 tornado kills at least 158 people in Joplin, Missouri, the largest death toll from a tornado since record-keeping began in 1950.

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