Weather in northwest Orange County for Wednesday, June 5, 2019:

Today:

Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

Tonight:

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light in the evening.

Morning clouds followed by mostly sunny skies with remaining fairly steady in the mid-70s throughout the week.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1637 American settlers in New England massacre a Pequot Indian village.
  • 1794 The U.S. Congress prohibits citizens from serving in any foreign armed forces.
  • 1851 Harriet Beecher Stowe publishes the first installment of Uncle Tom’s Cabin in The National Era.
  • 1856 U.S. Army troops in the Four creeks region of California, head back to quarters, officially ending the Tule River War. Fighting, however, will continue for a few more years.
  • 1863 The Confederate raider CSS Alabama captures the Talisman in the Mid-Atlantic.
  • 1872 The Republican National Convention, the first major political party convention to include blacks, commences.
  • 1880 Wild woman of the west Myra Maybelle Shirley marries Sam Starr even though records show she was already married to Bruce Younger.
  • 1944 The first B-29 bombing raid strikes the Japanese rail line in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • 1947 Secretary of State George C. Marshall outlines “The Marshall Plan,” a program intended to assist European nations, including former enemies, to rebuild their economies.
  • 1968 Sirhan Sirhan shoots Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy after Kennedy’s victory in the pivotal California primary election.
  • 1973 Doris A. Davis becomes the first African-American woman to govern a city in a major metropolitan area when she is elected mayor of Compton, California.
  • 2004 Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan dies at age 93. Reagan was the 40th president of the United States.