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Weather in northwest Orange County for Monday, December 7, 2020:

Today:

Partly sunny, with a high near 74. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph.

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

Red Flag Warning in effect from December 7, 04:00 AM PST until December 8, 10:00 PM PST

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1787 Delaware becomes the first state to ratify the Constitution of the United States.
  • 1808 James Madison is elected president in succession of Thomas Jefferson.
  • 1861 USS Santiago de Cuba, under Commander Daniel B. Ridgely, halts the British schooner Eugenia Smith and captures J.W. Zacharie, a New Orleans merchant and Confederate purchasing agent.
  • 1862 Confederate forces surprise an equal number of Union troops at the Battle of Prairie Grove, Arkansas.
  • 1863 Outlaw George Ives, an alleged member of an outlaw gang known as the “Innocents,” robs and then kills Nick Thiebalt in the Ruby Valley of what would become Montana.
  • 1917 The United States declares war on Austria-Hungary with only one dissenting vote in Congress.
  • 1941 Japanese planes raid Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in a surprise attack, bringing the US into WWII.
  • 1942 The U.S. Navy launches USS New Jersey, the largest battleship ever built.
  • 1946 The president of the United Mine Workers, John L. Lewis, orders all striking miners back to work.
  • 1949 The A.F.L. and the C.I.O. organize a non-Communist international trade union.
  • 1972 The crew of Apollo 17, the last manned mission to the moon, lifts off at Cape Canaveral, Florida.
  • 1981 The Reagan Administration predicts a record deficit in 1982 of $109 billion.
  • 1995 Galileo spacecraft arrives at Jupiter after a 6-year journey.
  • 1999 The Recording Industry Association of America files a copyright infringement suit against the file-sharing website Napster.