Weather in northwest Orange County for Saturday, May 4, 2019:

Today:

Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 72. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Tonight:

Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light southwest after midnight.

Partly to mostly sunny skies with high temperatures in the low 70s are expected for the next week.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1626 American Indians sell Manhattan Island for $24 in cloth and buttons.
  • 1776 Rhode Island declares independence from England.
  • 1796 Birth of Horace Mann, educator and author.
  • 1863 The Battle of Chancellorsville ends when Union Army retreats.
  • 1864 Union General Ulysses S. Grant’s forces cross the Rapidan River and meet Robert E. Lee’s Confederate army.
  • 1929 Birth of Audrey Hepburn (Edda van Heemstra Hepburn-Ruston), actress, later U.N. special ambassador.
  • 1942 The United States begins food rationing.
  • 1942 The Battle of the Coral Sea commences.
  • 1961 13 civil rights activists, dubbed Freedom Riders, begin a bus trip through the South.
  • 1970 Ohio National Guardsmen open fire on student protesters at Kent State University, killing four and wounding nine others.