Weather in northwest Orange County for Monday, April 5, 2021:

Today:

Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 72. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

Tonight:

Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low around 54. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Temperatures are expected to remain in the 70s, with patchy morning fog and lows in the mid-50s.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1614 Pocahontas marries English colonist John Rolfe.
  • 1792 George Washington casts the first presidential veto.
  • 1839 Birth of Robert Smalls, black congressman from South Carolina, 1875-87.
  • 1856 Birth of Booker T. Washington, former slave, educator, founded the Tuskegee Institute.
  • 1861 Gideon Welles, the Secretary of the Navy issues official orders for the USS Powhatan to sail to Fort Sumter.
  • 1865 As the Confederate army approaches Appomattox, it skirmishes with Union forces at Amelia Springs and Paine’s Cross Road.
  • 1900 Birth of Spencer Tracy, actor (Adam’s Rib, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner).
  • 1908 Birth of Bette Davis, film actress (Jezebel, All About Eve).
  • 1916 Birth of Gregory Peck, film actor (To Kill a Mockingbird).
  • 1951 Americans Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are sentenced to death for espionage.
  • 1986 A bomb explodes in a West Berlin disco packed with American soldiers.
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