Weather in northwest Orange County for Monday, June 3, 2019:

Today:

Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 73. Light southwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Increasing clouds, with a low around 59. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light south after midnight.

Morning clouds followed by mostly sunny skies with highs gradually rising across the week, reaching the low 80s over the weekend.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1539 Hernando De Soto claims Florida for Spain.
  • 1808 Birth of Jefferson Davis, President of Confederate States of America.
  • 1861 Union troops defeat Confederate forces at Philippi, in western Virginia
  • 1864 Some 7,000 Union troops are killed within 30 minutes during the Battle of Cold Harbor in Virginia.
  • 1888 The classic baseball poem “Casey at the Bat,” written by Ernest L. Thayer, is published in the San Francisco Examiner.
  • 1904 Birth of Charles R. Drew, American physician, researcher of blood plasma.
  • 1926 Birth of Allen Ginsberg, American poet (Howl).
  • 1942 Japanese carrier-based planes strafe Dutch Harbor in the Aleutian Islands as a diversion of the attack on Midway Island.
  • 1952 A rebellion by North Korean prisoners in the Koje prison camp in South Korea is put down by American troops.
  • 1965 Astronaut Edward White becomes the first American to walk in space when he exits the Gemini 4 space capsule.
  • 1969 74 American sailors die when the destroyer USS Frank E. Evans was cut in two by an Australian aircraft carrier in the South China Sea.
  • 1974 Charles Colson, an aide to President Richard Nixon, pleads guilty to obstruction of justice.