Weather in northwest Orange County for Saturday, June 1, 2019:

Today:

Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 69. Light southwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Tonight:

Increasing clouds, with a low around 58. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light after midnight.

Morning clouds followed by mostly sunny skies with highs in the low to mid 70s are expected for the coming week.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1777 British troops depart from their base at the Bouquet River to head toward Ticonderoga, New York.
  • 1862 Union artillery stops a Confederate attack at Malvern Hill, Virginia.
  • 1863 In the first day’s fighting at Gettysburg, Federal forces retreat through the town and dig in at Cemetery Ridge and Cemetery Hill.
  • 1898 American troops take San Juan Hill and El Caney, Cuba, from the Spaniards.
  • 1899 Birth of Thomas Dorsey, American songwriter, singer and pianist, the “father of gospel music.”
  • 1945 The New York State Commission Against Discrimination is established–the first such agency in the United States.
  • 1950 American ground troops arrive in South Korea to halt the advancing North Korean army.
  • 1963 The U.S. postmaster introduces the ZIP code.
  • 1966 The U.S. Marines launch Operation Holt in an attempt to finish off a Vietcong battalion in Thua Thien Province in Vietnam.