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Weather in northwest Orange County for Sunday, May 17, 2020:

Today:

Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 74. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Tonight:

Increasing clouds, with a low around 60. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

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

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1792 Merchants form the New York Stock Exchange at 70 Wall Street.
  • 1863 Union General Ulysses Grant continues his push towards Vicksburg at the Battle of the Big Black River Bridge.
  • 1875 The first Kentucky Derby is run in Louisville.
  • 1881 Frederick Douglass is appointed recorder of deeds for Washington, D.C.
  • 1954 The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously rules for school integration in Brown v. Board of Education.
  • 1973 The Senate Watergate Committee begins its hearings.
  • 1987 In the Persian Gulf the American guided missile frigate USS Stark is struck by 2 Exocet missiles fired by an Iraqi aircraft; only one detonates, but 37 sailors are killed and 21 are wounded. Whether the launch was deliberate or a mistake is still debated.