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Weather in northwest Orange County for Monday, June 8, 2020:

Today:

Sunny, with a high near 90. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Tonight:

Clear, with a low around 64. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.

Highs are forecast to spike into the 90s, dropping gradually as the week progresses.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1813 Birth of David D. Porter, Union admiral during the American Civil War.
  • 1861 Tennessee votes to secede from the Union and join the Confederacy.
  • 1862 The Army of the Potomac defeats Confederate forces at Battle of Cross Keys, Virginia.
  • 1863 Residents of Vicksburg flee into caves as General Ulysses S. Grant’s army begins shelling the town.
  • 1867 Birth of Frank Lloyd Wright, influential American architect.
  • 1904 U.S. Marines land in Tangiers, Morocco, to protect U.S. citizens.
  • 1915 William Jennings Bryan quits as Secretary of State under President Woodrow Wilson.
  • 1925 Birth of Barbara Pierce Bush, First Lady to 41st President, George H. W. Bush.
  • 1953 The Supreme Court forbids segregated lunch counters in Washington, D.C.
  • 1965 President Lyndon Johnson authorizes commanders in Vietnam to commit U.S. ground forces to combat.
  • 1966 Gemini astronaut Gene Cernan attempts to become the first man to orbit the Earth untethered to a space capsule, but is unable to when he exhausts himself fitting into his rocket pack.
  • 1967 Israeli airplanes attack the USS Liberty, a surveillance ship, in the Mediterranean, killing 34 Navy crewmen.
  • 1968 James Earl Ray, the alleged assassin of Martin Luther King, Jr., is captured at the London Airport.
  • 1969 President Richard Nixon meets with President Thieu of South Vietnam to tell him 25,000 U.S. troops will pull out by August.
  • 1995 U.S. Air Force pilot Captain Scott O’Grady is rescued by U.S. Marines in Bosnia.