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Weather in northwest Orange County for Wednesday, August 5, 2020:

Today:

Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 78. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Increasing clouds, with a low around 62. West wind around 5 mph becoming southeast after midnight.

Highs are expected to remain in the upper 70s to low 80s.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1763 Colonel Henry Bouquet decisively defeats the Indians at the Battle of Bushy Run in Pennsylvania during Pontiac’s rebellion.
  • 1815 A peace treaty with Tripoli–which follows treaties with Algeria and Tunis–brings an end to the Barbary Wars.
  • 1858 The first transatlantic cable is completed.
  • 1861 Congress adopts the nation’s first income tax to finance the Civil War.
  • 1864 The Union Navy captures Mobile Bay in Alabama.
  • 1876 Birth of Mary Ritter Beard, American historian and writer.
  • 1892 Harriet Tubman receives a pension from Congress for her work as a nurse, spy and scout during the Civil War.
  • 1914 The first electric traffic signal lights are installed in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • 1923 Birth of Richard G. Kleindienst, one of the key officials who helped elect Richard Nixon to the presidency in 1969.
  • 1962 Actress Marilyn Monroe dies under mysterious circumstances.
  • 1964 President Lyndon Johnson begins bombing North Vietnam in retaliation for the Gulf of Tonkin incident and asks Congress to go to war against North Vietnam.
  • 1974 President Richard Nixon admits he ordered a cover-up for political as well as national security reasons.
  • 1981 President Ronald Reagan fires 11,500 striking air traffic controllers.
  • 1992 Four police officers are indicted on civil rights charges in the beating of Rodney King.
  • 1997 The mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, Ramzi Yousef, goes on trial.
  • 2012 A gunman in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, opens fire in a Sikh temple, killing six before committing suicide.