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Weather in northwest Orange County for Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Weather in northwest Orange County for Tuesday, June 8, 2021:

Today:

Patchy drizzle before 11am. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 74. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

Tonight:

Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 59. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light southwest after midnight.

Highs are expected to remain the lower 70s before rising again in the back half of the week, reaching the 80s by the weekend.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1813 Birth of David D. Porter, Union admiral during the American Civil War.
  • 1861 Tennessee votes to secede from the Union and join the Confederacy.
  • 1862 The Army of the Potomac defeats Confederate forces at Battle of Cross Keys, Virginia.
  • 1863 Residents of Vicksburg flee into caves as General Ulysses S. Grant’s army begins shelling the town.
  • 1867 Birth of Frank Lloyd Wright, influential American architect.
  • 1904 U.S. Marines land in Tangiers, Morocco, to protect U.S. citizens.
  • 1915 William Jennings Bryan quits as Secretary of State under President Woodrow Wilson.
  • 1925 Birth of Barbara Pierce Bush, First Lady to 41st President George H. W. Bush.
  • 1953 The Supreme Court forbids segregated lunch counters in Washington, D.C.
  • 1965 President Lyndon Johnson authorizes commanders in Vietnam to commit U.S. ground forces to combat.
  • 1966 Gemini astronaut Gene Cernan attempts to become the first man to orbit the Earth untethered to a space capsule, but is unable to when he exhausts himself fitting into his rocket pack.
  • 1967 Israeli airplanes attack the USS Liberty, a surveillance ship, in the Mediterranean, killing 34 Navy crewmen.
  • 1968 James Earl Ray, the alleged assassin of Martin Luther King, Jr., is captured at the London Airport.
  • 1969 President Richard Nixon meets with President Thieu of South Vietnam to tell him 25,000 U.S. troops will pull out by August.
  • 1995 U.S. Air Force pilot Captain Scott O’Grady is rescued by U.S. Marines in Bosnia.