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Weather in northwest Orange County for Wednesday, December 23, 2020:

Today:

Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 74. Light and variable wind becoming east 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light after midnight.

Highs are forecast to gradually drop, with a chance of rain over the new week.

Red Flag Warning in effect from December 23, 08:00 AM PST until December 24, 12:00 PM PST

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1861 Lord Lyons, The British minister to America presents a formal complaint to secretary of state, William Seward, regarding the Trent affair.
  • 1867 Birth of Madame C. J. Walker, first female African American millionaire.
  • 1900 The Federal Party, which recognizes American sovereignty, is formed in the Philippines.
  • 1921 President Warren G. Harding frees Socialist Eugene Debs and 23 other political prisoners.
  • 1941 Despite throwing back an earlier Japanese amphibious assault, the U.S. Marines and Navy defenders on Wake Island capitulate to a second Japanese invasion.
  • 1944 General Dwight D. Eisenhower confirms the death sentence of Private Eddie Slovik, the only American shot for desertion since the Civil War.
  • 1947 President Harry S Truman grants a pardon to 1,523 who had evaded the World War II draft.
  • 1950 General Walton H. Walker, the commander of the Eighth Army in Korea, is killed in a jeep accident. Lieutenant General Matthew B. Ridgeway is named his successor.
  • 1967 U.S. Navy SEALs are ambushed during an operation southeast of Saigon.
  • 1974 The B-1 bomber makes its first successful test flight.
  • 1986 The Voyager completes the first nonstop flight around the globe on one load of fuel. The experimental aircraft, piloted by Americans Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, landed at Edwards Air Force Base in California after nine days and four minutes in the sky.
  • 2002 An Iraqi MiG-25 shoots down a US MQ-1 Predator drone.