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Weather in northwest Orange County for Saturday, May 23, 2020:

Today:

Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 73. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Highs are forecast to rise into the lower 80s for the Memorial Day weekend.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1785 Benjamin Franklin announces his invention of bifocals.
  • 1788 South Carolina becomes the eighth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
  • 1820 Birth of James Buchanan Eads, engineer of the Eads Bridge in St. Louis
  • 1861 Pro-Union and pro-Confederate forces clash in western Virginia.
  • 1862 Confederate General “Stonewall” Jackson takes Front Royal, Virginia.
  • 1864 Union General Ulysses Grant attempts to outflank Confederate Robert E. Lee in the Battle of North Anna, Virginia.
  • 1875 Birth of Alfred P. Sloan, Jr., president and chairman of the board for General Motors.
  • 1900 Civil War hero Sgt. William H. Carney becomes the first African American to receive the Medal of Honor, thirty-seven years after the Battle of Fort Wagner.
  • 1934 Gangsters Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow are killed by Texas Rangers.