Weather in northwest Orange County for Sunday, July 7, 2019:

Today:

Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Tonight:

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

High temperatures are forecast to rise into the mid-80s by the end of the week, with mostly sunny skies.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1742 A Spanish force invading Georgia runs headlong into the colony’s British defenders. The battle decides the fate of a colony.
  • 1777 American troops give up Fort Ticonderoga, on Lake Champlain, to the British.
  • 1791 Benjamin Rush, Richard Allen and Absalom Jones found the Non-denominational African Church.
  • 1795 Thomas Paine defends the principal of universal suffrage at the Constitutional Convention in Paris.
  • 1863 Confederate General Robert E. Lee, in Hagerstown, Maryland, reports his defeat at Gettysburg to President Jefferson Davis.
  • 1906 Birth of Leroy “Satchel” Page, baseball pitcher.
  • 1941 Although a neutral country, the United States sends troops to occupy Iceland to keep it out of Germany’s hands.
  • 1966 The U.S. Marine Corps launches Operation Hasting to drive the North Vietnamese Army back across the Demilitarized Zone in Vietnam.
  • 1969 The first U.S. units to withdraw from South Vietnam leave Saigon.
  • 1981 Sandra Day O’Connor becomes the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court.