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Weather in northwest Orange County for Friday, July 10, 2020:

Today:

Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 90. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Tonight:

Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 64. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light in the evening.

Highs are forecast to peak on Saturday in the mid-90s before dropping off to the low 80s by Tuesday. Lows are expected to remain in the mid-60s.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1679 The British crown claims New Hampshire as a royal colony.
  • 1776 The statue of King George III is pulled down in New York City.
  • 1778 In support of the American Revolution, Louis XVI declares war on England.
  • 1850 Millard Fillmore is sworn in as the 13th president of the United States following the death of Zachary Taylor.
  • 1875 Birth of Mary McLeod Bethune, educator, founder of Bethune-Cookman College and the National Council of Negro Women.
  • 1890 Wyoming becomes the 44th state.
  • 1893 Dr. Daniel Hale Williams performs the first successful open-heart surgery, without the benefit of penicillin or blood transfusion.
  • 1920 Birth of David Brinkley, broadcaster.
  • 1925 The trial of Tennessee teacher John T. Scopes opens, with Clarence Darrow appearing for the defense and William Jennings Bryan for the prosecution.
  • 1927 Birth of David Dinkins, first African-American mayor of New York City.
  • 1942 General Carl Spaatz becomes the head of the U.S. Air Force in Europe.
  • 1943 American and British forces complete their amphibious landing of Sicily.
  • 1945 U.S. carrier-based aircraft begin airstrikes against Japan in preparation for invasion.
  • 1951 Armistice talks between the United Nations and North Korea begin at Kaesong.
  • 1962 The satellite Telstar is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, beaming live television from Europe to the United States.
  • 1965 “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” becomes the Rolling Stones’ first No. 1 single in the USA.
  • 1967 Singer Bobbie Gentry records “Ode to Billie Joe,” which will become a country music classic and win 4 Grammys.
  • 1985 Coca-Cola Co. announces it will resume selling “old formula Coke,” following a public outcry and falling sales of its “new Coke.”