Weather in northwest Orange County for Wednesday, May 8, 2019:

Today:

A slight chance of showers before 11am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight:

A slight chance of showers after 11pm. Increasing clouds, with a low around 57. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

A slight chance of showers is possible through much of the week, with high temperatures in the upper 60s to low 70s.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1541 Hernando de Soto discovers the Mississippi River which he calls Rio de Espiritu Santo.
  • 1794 The United States Post Office is established.
  • 1846 The first major battle of the Mexican War is fought at Palo Alto, Texas.
  • 1862 General ‘Stonewall’ Jackson repulses the Federals at the Battle of McDowell, in the Shenendoah Valley.
  • 1864 Union troops arrive at Spotsylvania Court House to find the Confederates waiting for them.
  • 1884 Birth of Harry S. Truman, 33rd President of the United States (1945-1953).
  • 1886 Atlanta pharmacist John Pemberton invents Coca Cola.
  • 1904 U.S. Marines land in Tangier, North Africa, to protect the Belgian legation.
  • 1920 Birth of Sloan Wilson, American author (The man in the Gray Flannel Suit, A Summer Place).
  • 1928 Birth of Theodore Sorensen, advisor to John F. Kennedy.
  • 1942 The Battle of the Coral Sea between the Japanese Navy and the U.S. Navy ends.
  • 1945 The final surrender of German forces is celebrated as VE (Victory Europe) day.
  • 1952 Allied fighter-bombers stage the largest raid of the war on North Korea.
  • 1958 President Dwight Eisenhower orders the National Guard out of Little Rock as Ernest Green becomes the first black to graduate from an Arkansas public school.
  • 1967 Boxer Muhammad Ali is indicted for refusing induction in U.S. Army.
  • 1984 The Soviet Union announces it will not participate in Summer Olympics planned for Los Angeles.