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Weather in northwest Orange County for Tuesday, January 5, 2021:

Today:

Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph.

Tonight:

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46. Calm wind.

Mostly sunny skies and highs remaining in the 60s to low 70s are expected for the coming week.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1779 Birth of Stephen Decatur, American naval hero during actions against the Barbay pirates and the War of 1812.
  • 1815 Federalists from all over New England, angered over the War of 1812, draw up the Hartford Convention, demanding several important changes in the U.S. Constitution.
  • 1861 The merchant vessel Star of the West sets sail from New York to Fort Sumter, in response to rebel attack, carrying supplies and 250 troops.
  • 1904 American Marines arrive in Seoul, Korea, to guard the U.S. legation there.
  • 1914 Henry Ford astounds the world as he announces that he will pay a minimum wage of $5 a day and will share with employees $10 million in the previous year’s profits.
  • 1920 GOP women demand equal representation at the Republican National Convention in June.
  • 1923 The U.S. Senate debates the benefits of Peyote for the American Indian.
  • 1925 Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming is sworn in as the first woman governor in the United States.
  • 1928 Birth of Walter Mondale, 42nd Vice President of the United States, Democratic presidential nominee who lost to Ronald Reagan in 1984, and Ambassador to Japan.
  • 1942 U.S. and Filipino troops complete their withdrawal to a new defensive line along the base of the Bataan peninsula.
  • 1952 Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrives in Washington to confer with President Harry S. Truman.
  • 1968 U.S. forces in Vietnam launch Operation Niagara I to locate enemy units around the Marine base at Khe Sanh.
  • 1969 President Richard M. Nixon appoints Henry Cabot Lodge as negotiator at the Paris Peace Talks.
  • 1971 President Richard M. Nixon names Robert Dole as chairman of the Republican National Party.
  • 1979 Ohio officials approve an out-of-court settlement awarding $675,000 to the victims and families in the 1970 shootings at Kent State University, in which four students were killed and nine wounded by National Guard troops.
  • 1982 A Federal judge voids a state law requiring balanced classroom treatment of evolution and creationism.