Weather in northwest Orange County for Thursday, May 2, 2019:

Today:

Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 74. Light southwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Increasing clouds, with a low around 56. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light south after midnight.

Highs are expected remain in the 70s across the course of the week, with mostly sunny skies.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1776 France and Spain agree to donate arms to American rebels fighting the British.
  • 1863 Stonewall Jackson smashes Joseph Hooker’s flank at Chancellorsville, Virginia.
  • 1865 President Andrew Johnson offers a $100,000 reward for the capture of the Confederate President.
  • 1866 Birth of Jesse Lazear, American physician and researcher of yellow fever.
  • 1890 The Territory of Oklahoma is created.
  • 1903 Birth of Benjamin Spock, pediatrician, author and activist.
  • 1919 The first U.S. air passenger service starts.
  • 1923 Lieutenants Oakley Kelly and John Macready take off from New York for the West Coast on what will become the first successful nonstop transcontinental flight.
  • 1942 Admiral Chester J. Nimitz, convinced that the Japanese will attack Midway Island, visits the island to review its readiness.
  • 1946 Prisoners revolt at California’s Alcatraz prison.
  • 1968 The U.S. Army attacks Nhi Ha in South Vietnam and begins a fourteen-day battle to wrestle it away from Vietnamese Communists.
  • 1970 Student anti-war protesters at Ohio’s Kent State University burn down the campus ROTC building. The National Guard takes control of campus.