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Weather in northwest Orange County for Sunday, November 8, 2020:

Today:

A chance of showers, mainly between 10am and 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 62. West wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight:

A slight chance of showers before 10pm. Mostly clear, with a low around 45. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

High temperatures are forecast to remain in the 60s, with sunny skies returning Monday.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1861 Charles Wilkes seizes Confederate commissioners John Slidell and James M. Mason from the British ship Trent.
  • 1864 President Abraham Lincoln is re-elected in the first wartime election in the United States.
  • 1887 Doc Holliday, who fought on the side of the Earp brothers during the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral 6 years earlier, dies of tuberculosis in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
  • 1889 Montana becomes the 41st state of the Union.
  • 1900 Theodore Dresier’s first novel Sister Carrie is published by Doubleday, but is recalled from stores shortly due to public sentiment.
  • 1904 President Theodore Roosevelt is elected president of the United States. He had been vice president until the shooting death of President William McKinley.
  • 1910 The Democrats prevail in congressional elections for the first time since 1894.
  • 1932 Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected 32nd president of the United States.
  • 1938 Crystla Bird Fauset of Pennsylvania, becomes the first African-American woman to be elected to a state legislature.
  • 1942 The United States and Great Britain invade Axis-occupied North Africa.
  • 1960 John F. Kennedy is elected 35th president, defeating Republican candidate Richard Nixon in the closest election, by popular vote, since 1880.
  • 1965 Vietnam War, Operation Hump: US 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team ambushed by over 1,200 Viet Cong in Bien Hoa Province. Nearby, in the Gang Toi Hills, a company of the Royal Australian Regiment also engaged Viet Cong forces.
  • 1966 Republican Edward Brooke of Massachusetts becomes the first African American elected to the Senate in 85 years.
  • 1983 Wilson B. Goode is elected as the first black mayor of the city of Philadelphia.
  • 2000 Dispute begins over US presidential election between George W. Bush and Al Gore; Supreme Court ruling on Dec. 12 results in a 271-266 electoral victory for Bush.
  • 2004 More than 10,000 US troops and a few Iraqi army units besiege an insurgent stronghold at Fallujah.