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Weather in northwest Orange County for Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Weather in northwest Orange County for Wednesday, August 4, 2021:

Today:

Sunny, with a high near 89. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 65. West wind around 5 mph becoming south in the evening.

Highs are expected to gradually drop into the lower 80s over the course of the week, with mostly sunny skies.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1790 The Revenue Cutter service, the parent service of the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard, is organized.
  • 1864 Federal troops fail to capture Fort Gaines on Dauphin Island, one of the Confederate forts defending Mobile Bay.
  • 1875 The first Convention of Colored Newspapermen is held in Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • 1901 Birth of Louis Armstrong, legendary jazz trumpeter.
  • 1952 Helicopters from the U.S. Air Force Air Rescue Service land in Germany, completing the first transatlantic flight by helicopter in 51 hours and 55 minutes of flight time.
  • 1964 The bodies of civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman & James E. Chaney, are discovered in an earthen Mississippi dam.
  • 1964 The U.S.S. Maddox and Turner Joy exchange fire with North Vietnamese patrol boats.
  • 1971 The U.S. launches the first satellite into lunar orbit from a manned spacecraft (Apollo 15).
  • 1972 Arthur Bremer is sentenced to 63 years for shooting Alabama governor George Wallace, later reduced to 53 years.
  • 1979 President Jimmy Carter establishes the Department of Energy.
  • 1988 The US Senate votes to give each Japanese-American who was interned during WWII $20,000 compensation and an apology.
  • 2007 NASA launches the Phoenix spacecraft on a mission to Mars.