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Weather in northwest Orange County for Wednesday, November 6, 2019:


Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.


Patchy fog after 10pm. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low around 52. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Highs are expected to rise into the mid-80s at the end of the week.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1851 Birth of Charles Henry Dow, American financial journalist who (with Edward D. Jones) inaugurated the Dow-Jones averages.
  • 1854 Birth of John Philip Sousa, “The March Master,” American bandmaster and composer. Among his 140 marches are “Stars and Stripes Forever” and “Semper Fidelis.”
  • 1860 Abraham Lincoln is elected 16th president of the United States.
  • 1861 Jefferson Davis is elected to a six-year term as president of the Confederacy.
  • 1863 A Union force surrounds and scatters defending Confederates at the Battle of Droop Mountain, in West Virginia.
  • 1891 Comanche, the only 7th Cavalry horse to survive George Armstrong Custer’s “Last Stand” at the Little Bighorn, dies at Fort Riley, Kansas.
  • 1911 Maine becomes a dry state.
  • 1945 The first landing of a jet on a carrier takes place on USS Wake Island when an FR-1 Fireball touches down.
  • 1973 Coleman Young becomes the first African-American mayor of Detroit, Michigan.
  • 1985 Guerrillas of the leftist 19th of April Movement seize Colombia’s Palace of Justice in Bogata; during the two-day siege and the military assault to retake the building over 100 people are killed, including 11 of the 25 Supreme Court justices.
  • 1986 The Iran arms-for-hostages deal is revealed, damaging the Reagan administration.