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Weather in northwest Orange County for Friday, August 6, 2021

Weather in northwest Orange County for Friday, August 6, 2021:

Today:

Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 80. Light southeast wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

Tonight:

Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low around 65. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Highs are forecast to rise back into the mid-upper 80s in the middle of the coming week, with mostly sunny skies.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1863 The CSS Alabama captures the USS Sea Bride near the Cape of Good Hope.
  • 1889 Birth of Major General George Kenney, commander of the U.S. Fifth Air Force in New Guinea and the Solomons during World War II.
  • 1911 Birth of Lucille Ball, American actress and comedian.
  • 1914 Ellen Louise Wilson, the first wife of the twenty-eighth president, Woodrow Wilson, dies of Bright’s disease.
  • 1927 A Massachusetts high court hears the final plea from Sacco and Vanzetti, two Italians convicted of murder.
  • 1934 Birth of Piers Anthony Dillingham Jacob, science fiction and fantasy author (Xanth series).
  • 1945 Paul Tibbets, the commander of Enola Gay, drops the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. It was the second atomic bomb, dropped on Nagasaki, that induced the Japanese to surrender.
  • 1965 President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act, outlawing the literacy test for voting eligibility in the South.
  • 1972 Atlanta Braves’ right fielder Hank Aaron hits his 660th and 661st home runs, setting the Major League record for most home runs by a player for a single franchise.
  • 1973 Singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder is in an automobile accident and goes into a four-day coma.
  • 1988 A melee that became known as the Tompkins Square Park Police Riot in New York City leads to NYPD reforms.
  • 1991 Tim Berners-Lee publishes the first-ever website, Info.cern.ch.
  • 1997 Microsoft announces it will invest $150 million in troubled rival Apple Computer, Inc.