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Weather in northwest Orange County for Monday, February 8, 2021:

Today:

Patchy fog before 10am, then patchy fog after 4pm. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 66. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Patchy fog before 10pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Southeast wind around 5 mph.

Temperatures are expected to return to seasonable levels in the 60s, with mostly sunny skies.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1820 Birth of William T. Sherman, Union general in the American Civil War.
  • 1861 Delegates from seceded states adopt a provisional Confederate Constitution.
  • 1862 Union troops under Gen. Ambrose Burnside defeat a Confederate defense force at the Battle of Roanoke Island, N.C.
  • 1865 Confederate raider William Quantrill and men attack a group of Federal wagons at New Market, Kentucky.
  • 1887 Congress passes the Dawes Act, which gives citizenship to Indians living apart from their tribe.
  • 1910 The Boy Scouts of America is incorporated.
  • 1924 The gas chamber is used for the first time to execute a murderer.
  • 1931 Birth of James Dean, film actor and 1950s teenage icon (Rebel Without a Cause, East of Eden, Giant).
  • 1990 CBS television temporarily suspends Andy Rooney for his anti-gay and ant-black remarks in a magazine interview.