Weather in northwest Orange County for Tuesday, July 2, 2019:

Today:

Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 78. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Increasing clouds, with a low around 63. South wind around 5 mph.

High temperatures are expected to remain at seasonable levels in the upper 70s to low 80s.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1776 The Continental Congress resolves with the Declaration of Independence that the American colonies “are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States.”
  • 1822 Denmark Vesey is executed in Charleston, South Carolina, for planning a massive slave revolt.
  • 1863 The Union left flank holds at Little Round Top during the Battle of Gettysburg.
  • 1881 Charles J. Guiteau fatally wounds President James A. Garfield in Washington, D.C.
  • 1908 Birth of Thurgood Marshall, first African-American Supreme Court Justice.
  • 1926 Congress establishes the Army Air Corps.
  • 1937 American aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart disappears in the Central Pacific during an attempt to fly around the world.
  • 1961 Novelist Ernest Hemingway commits suicide at his home in Ketchum, Idaho.
  • 1964 President Lyndon Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act into law.
  • 1967 The U.S. launches Operation Buffalo in Vietnam.
  • 1980 President Jimmy Carter reinstates draft registration for males 18 years of age.