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Weather in northwest Orange County for Friday, November 6, 2020:

Today:

Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 71. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Tonight:

A chance of showers, mainly after 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

High temperatures are forecast to drop sharply, with a slight chance of showers over the weekend.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1851 Birth of Charles Henry Dow, American financial journalist who (with Edward D. Jones) inaugurated the Dow-Jones averages.
  • 1854 Birth of John Philip Sousa, “The March Master,” American bandmaster and composer. Among his 140 marches are “Stars and Stripes Forever” and “Semper Fidelis.”
  • 1860 Abraham Lincoln is elected 16th president of the United States.
  • 1861 Jefferson Davis is elected to a six-year term as president of the Confederacy.
  • 1863 A Union force surrounds and scatters defending Confederates at the Battle of Droop Mountain, in West Virginia.
  • 1887 Birth of Walter Johnson, baseball pitcher, “The Big Train.”
  • 1891 Comanche, the only 7th Cavalry horse to survive George Armstrong Custer’s “Last Stand” at the Little Bighorn, dies at Fort Riley, Kansas.
  • 1911 Maine becomes a dry state.
  • 1945 The first landing of a jet on a carrier takes place on USS Wake Island when an FR-1 Fireball touches down.
  • 1973 Coleman Young becomes the first African-American mayor of Detroit, Michigan.