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Weather in northwest Orange County for Friday, November 12, 2021

Weather in northwest Orange County for Friday, November 12, 2021:

Today:

Sunny, with a high near 93. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Clear, with a low around 60. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph.

Highs are forecast to gradually drop, returning to the lower 70s by Tuesday.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1815 Birth of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, political reformer and founder of the Women’s Rights Convention.
  • 1863 Confederate General James Longstreet arrives at Loudon, Tennessee, to assist the attack on Union General Ambrose Burnside’s troops at Knoxville.
  • 1889 Birth of DeWitt Wallace, founder of Reader’s Digest.
  • 1928 The ocean liner Vestris sinks off the Virginia cape with 328 aboard, killing 111.
  • 1929 Birth of Grace Kelly, American actress and Princess of Monaco.
  • 1938 Mexico agrees to compensate the United States for land seizures.
  • 1944 U.S. fighters wipe out a Japanese convoy near Leyte, consisting of six destroyers, four transports and 8,000 troops.
  • 1951 The U.S. Eighth Army in Korea is ordered to cease offensive operations and begin an active defense.
  • 1960 The satellite Discoverer XVII is launched into orbit from California’s Vandenberg AFB.
  • 1968 The U.S. Supreme Court voids an Arkansas law banning the teaching of evolution in public schools.
  • 1971 President Richard Nixon announces the withdrawal of about 45,000 U.S. troops from Vietnam by February.
  • 1997 Ramzi Yousef convicted of masterminding the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.