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