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Weather in northwest Orange County for Saturday, May 9, 2020:

Today:

Patchy fog before noon. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 79. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

Tonight:

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Highs are forecast to remain in the 70s with morning clouds for the coming week.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1754 The first newspaper cartoon in America appears.
  • 1800 Birth of John Brown, abolitionist.
  • 1813 U.S. troops under William Henry Harrison take Fort Meigs from British and Canadian troops.
  • 1844 Birth of Belle Boyd, Confederate spy.
  • 1864 Union General John Sedgwick is shot and killed by a Confederate sharpshooter during fighting at Spotsylvania. His last words are: “They couldn’t hit an elephant at this dist–“
  • 1962 A laser beam is successfully bounced off the moon for the first time.
  • 1974 The House Judiciary Committee begins formal hearings on Nixon impeachment.