Weather in northwest Orange County for Wednesday, May 12, 2021:
Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 75. Light southwest wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Increasing clouds, with a low around 62. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light west in the evening.
Highs are expected to gradually remain in the 70s over the course of the week, with morning clouds giving way to afternoon sun.
Courtesy of HistoryNet:
- 1780 Charleston, South Carolina falls to British forces.
- 1863 With a victory at the Battle of Raymond, Mississippi, Union General Ulysses S. Grant closes in on Vicksburg.
- 1864 Union General Benjamin Butler attacks Drewry’s Bluff on the James River.
- 1865 The last land battle of the Civil war occurs at Palmito Ranch, Texas. It is a Confederate victory.
- 1907 Birth of Katherine Hepburn, actress (The Philadelphia Story, The African Queen).
- 1915 Birth of Mary Kay Ash, founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics.
- 1925 Birth of Yogi Berra (Lawrence Peter Berra), baseball player and coach.
- 1932 The body of Charles Lindbergh’s baby is found.
- 1935 Alcoholics Anonymous is founded in Akron, Ohio by “Bill W.,” a stockbroker, and “Dr. Bob S.,” a heart surgeon.
- 1949 The Berlin Blockade ends.
- 1969 Viet Cong sappers try unsuccessfully to overrun Landing Zone Snoopy in Vietnam.
- 1975 The U.S. merchant ship Mayaguez is seized by Cambodian forces.