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Weather in northwest Orange County for Sunday, December 5, 2021

Weather in northwest Orange County for Sunday, December 5, 2021:

Today:

Areas of fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 69. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Mostly clear, with a low around 51. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph.

Highs temperatures are forecast to remain in the 60s for the coming week, with a slight chance of rain at the end of the week.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1776 Phi Beta Kappa is organized as the first American college Greek letter-fraternity, at William and Mary College, Williamsburg, Va.
  • 1782 Birth of Martin Van Buren, 8th president in the United States–and the first born in the United States.
  • 1839 Birth of George Armstrong Custer, Union cavalry leader who met his fate at the Battle of the Little Bighorn.
  • 1861 In the U.S. Congress, petitions and bills calling for the abolition of slavery are introduced.
  • 1862 Union General Ulysses S. Grant’s cavalry receives a setback in an engagement on the Mississippi Central Railroad at Coffeeville, Mississippi.
  • 1864 Confederate General John Bell Hood sends Nathan Bedford Forrest’s cavalry and a division of infantry toward Murfreesboro, Tenn.
  • 1901 Birth of Walt Disney, animator and creator of an entertainment empire.
  • 1931 Birth of James Cleveland, considered the “King of Gospel.”
  • 1932 Birth of Richard Wayne Penniman [Little Richard], singer, musician; important influence on rock ‘n’ roll.
  • 1933 The 21st Amendment ends Prohibition in the United States, which had begun 13 years earlier.
  • 1937 The Lindberghs arrive in New York on a holiday visit after a two-year voluntary exile.
  • 1945 Four TBM Avenger bombers disappear approximately 100 miles off the coast of Florida.
  • 1955 A bus boycott begins under the leadership of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • 2007 A gunman armed with a semi-automatic rifle kills 8 people at Westroads Mall, Omaha, Neb., before taking his own life.