Weather in northwest Orange County for Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Weather in northwest Orange County for Saturday, December 21, 2019:

Today:

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 72. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph after midnight.

Showers will be possible through much of the new week, with highs dropping into the low 60s and upper 50s over Christmas.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1620 The Pilgrims land at or near Plymouth Rock.
  • 1790 Samuel Slater opens the first cotton mill in the United States (in Rhode Island).
  • 1862 The U.S. Congress authorizes the Medal of Honor to be awarded to Navy personnel who have distinguished themselves by their gallantry in action.
  • 1866 Indians, led by Red Cloud and Crazy Horse, kill Captain William J. Fetterman and 79 other men who had ventured out from Fort Phil Kearny to cut wood.
  • 1911 Birth of Josh Gibson, baseball player for the Negro Leagues, Home-Run King.
  • 1944 German troops surround the 101st Airborne Division at Bastogne in Belgium.
  • 1945 General George S. Patton dies at the age of 60 after being injured in a car accident.
  • 1965 Four pacifists are indicted in New York for burning draft cards.
  • 1969 American draft evaders gather for a holiday dinner in Montreal, Canada.
  • 1988 Pan Am Flight 103 from London to New York explodes in midair over Lockerbie, Scotland, an hour after departure. All 259 passengers were killed. A shower of airplane parts falling from the sky also killed 11 Lockerbie residents.
  • 2004 A suicide bomber attacks the forward operating base next to the US military airfield at Mosul, Iraq, killing 22 people; it is the deadliest suicide attack on US soldiers during the Iraq War.