Weather in northwest Orange County for Thursday, November 7, 2019:

Today:

Areas of fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 78. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Mostly clear, with a low around 52. Calm wind.

Highs are expected to rise into the mid-80s at the end of the week before gradually dropping into the 70s.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1811 Rebellious Indians in a conspiracy organized in defiance of the United States government by Tecumseh, Shawnee chief, are defeated during his absence in the Battle of the Wabash (or Tippecanoe) by William Henry Harrison, governor of Indiana Territory.
  • 1814 Andrew Jackson attacks and captures Pensacola, Florida, defeating the Spanish and driving out a British force.
  • 1846 Zachary Taylor, one of the heroes of the Mexican War, is elected president.
  • 1861 Union General Ulysses S. Grant launches an unsuccessful raid on Belmont, Missouri.
  • 1876 Rutherford B. Hayes is elected 19th president of the United States.
  • 1881 Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday, two participants in Tombstone, Arizona’s, famous Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, are jailed as the hearings on what happened in the fight grow near.
  • 1916 President Woodrow Wilson is re-elected, but the race is so close that all votes must be counted before an outcome can be determined, so the results are not known until November 11.
  • 1916 Jeannette Rankin (R-Montana) is elected the first congresswoman.
  • 1918 Birth of Billy Graham, evangelist.
  • 1940 Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington State collapses.
  • 1944 President Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected to a fourth term by defeating Thomas Dewey.
  • 1967 In Cleveland, Ohio, Carl B. Stokes becomes the first African American elected mayor of a major American city.
  • 1967 President Lyndon B. Johnson signs a bill establishing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
  • 1972 President Richard Nixon is re-elected.
  • 1973 Congress overrides Pres. Richard M. Nixon’s veto of the War Powers Resolution that limited presidential power to wage ware without congressional approval.
  • 1983 A bomb explodes in the US Capitol’s Senate Chambers area, causing $250,000 damages but no one is harmed; a group calling itself the Armed Resistance Unit claimed the bomb was retaliation for US military involvement in Grenada and Lebanon.
  • 1989 Douglas Wilder wins Virginia’s gubernatorial election, becoming the first elected African American governor in the US; during Reconstruction Mississippi had an acting governor and Louisiana had an appointed governor who were black.
  • 1994 The world’s first internet radio broadcast originates from WXYC, the student radio station of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  • 2000 Election Day in the US ends with the winner between presidential candidates George W. Bush and Al Gore still undecided.
  • 2000 Hilary Rodham Clinton becomes the first First Lady (1993–2001) elected to public office in the US when she wins a US Senate seat.