partly cloudy weather icon

Weather in northwest Orange County for Sunday, August 8, 2021

Weather in northwest Orange County for Sunday, August 8, 2021:

Today:

Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 80. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

Tonight:

Increasing clouds, with a low around 64. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.

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

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1844 Brigham Young is chosen to head the Mormon Church, succeeding Joseph Smith.
  • 1863 Confederate President Jefferson Davis refuses General Robert E. Lee’s resignation.
  • 1876 Thomas Edison patents the mimeograph.
  • 1899 The first household refrigerating machine is patented.
  • 1908 Birth of Arthur J. Goldberg, labor lawyer instrumental in the merger of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations.
  • 1925 The first national congress of the Ku Klux Klan opens.
  • 1942 U.S. Marines capture the Japanese airstrip on Guadalcanal.
  • 1944 U.S. forces complete the capture of the Marianas Islands.
  • 1950 U.S. troops repel the first North Korean attempt to overrun them at the Battle of Naktong Bulge, which continued for 10 days.
  • 1974 President Richard Nixon resigns from the presidency as a result of the Watergate scandal.
  • 1978 Pioneer-Venus 2 is launched to probe the atmosphere of Venus.
  • 1989 NASA Space Shuttle Columbia begins its eighth flight, NASA’s 30th shuttle mission.
  • 2000 The Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley is raised to surface, 136 years after it sank following its successful attack on USS Housatonic in the outer harbor of Charleston, South Carolina.
  • 2007 An EF2 tornado hits Brooklyn, New York, the first in that borough since 1889.