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Weather in northwest Orange County for Tuesday, May 12, 2020:

Today:

Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 69. Light south wind becoming southwest 10 to 15 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Tonight:

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

Highs are forecast to remain in the 70s with partly to mostly sunny skies.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1780 Charleston, South Carolina falls to British forces.
  • 1863 With a victory at the Battle of Raymond, Mississippi, Union General Ulysses S. Grant closes in on Vicksburg.
  • 1864 Union General Benjamin Butler attacks Drewry’s Bluff on the James River.
  • 1865 The last land battle of the Civil war occurs at Palmito Ranch, Texas. It is a Confederate victory.
  • 1907 Birth of Katherine Hepburn, actress (The Philadelphia Story, The African Queen).
  • 1915 Birth of Mary Kay Ash, founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics.
  • 1932 The body of Charles Lindbergh’s baby is found.
  • 1935 Alcoholics Anonymous is founded in Akron, Ohio by “Bill W.,” a stockbroker, and “Dr. Bob S.,” a heart surgeon.
  • 1975 The U.S. merchant ship Mayaguez is seized by Cambodian forces.