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Weather in northwest Orange County for Thursday, December 9, 2021

Weather in northwest Orange County for Thursday, December 9, 2021:

Today:

Showers. High near 60. West wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tonight:

Partly cloudy, with a low around 45. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Highs temperatures are forecast to remain in the 60s, with a chance of precipitation in the first half of next week.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1809 Birth of William Barret Travis, commander of the Texas troops at the battle of the Alamo.
  • 1848 Birth of Joel Chandler Harris, writer, creator of the Uncle Remus tales.
  • 1861 The U.S. Senate approves establishment of a committee that would become the Joint Committee on the Conduct of War.
  • 1863 Major General John G. Foster replaces Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside as Commander of the Department of Ohio.
  • 1867 The capital of Colorado Territory is moved from Golden to Denver.
  • 1872 P.B.S. Pinchback becomes the first African-American governor of Louisiana.
  • 1906 Birth of Grace Hopper, mathematician and computer pioneer.
  • 1912 Birth of Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill, speaker of the House of Representatives.
  • 1918 Birth of Kirk Douglas, American actor (Spartacus).
  • 1941 Franklin D. Roosevelt tells Americans to plan for a long war.
  • 1948 The United States abandons a plan to de-concentrate industry in Japan.
  • 1950 President Harry Truman bans U.S. exports to Communist China.
  • 1955 Sugar Ray Robinson knocks out Carl Olson to regain the world middleweight boxing title.
  • 1992 U.S. Marines land in Somalia to ensure food and medicine reaches the deprived areas of that country.
  • 2008 Governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich is arrested on federal charges, including an attempt to sell the US Senate seat being vacated by President-elect Barack Obama.