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Weather in northwest Orange County for Sunday, December 6, 2020:

Today:

Sunny, with a high near 73. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Partly cloudy, with a low around 47. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph.

High temperatures are expected to peak on Tuesday in the upper 70s-low 80s before gradually dropping to more seasonable levels.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1776 Phi Beta Kappa, the first scholastic fraternity, is founded at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg.
  • 1861 Union General George G. Meade leads a foraging expedition to Gunnell’s farm near Dranesville, Virginia.
  • 1862 President Abraham Lincoln orders the hanging of 39 of the 303 convicted Indians who participated in the Sioux Uprising in Minnesota. They are to be hanged on December 26.
  • 1863 The monitor Weehawken sinks in Charleston Harbor.
  • 1865 The 13th Amendment is ratified, abolishing slavery.
  • 1876 Jack McCall is convicted for the murder of Wild Bill Hickok and sentenced to hang.
  • 1877 Thomas A. Edison makes the first sound recording when he recites “Mary had a Little Lamb” into his phonograph machine.
  • 1886 Birth of Joyce Kilmer, American poet, best known for “Trees.”
  • 1896 Birth of Ira Gershwin, American lyricist and musical collaborator with his brother George.
  • 1934 American Ambassador Davis says Japan is a grave security threat in the Pacific.