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Weather in northwest Orange County for Thursday, December 16, 2021

Weather in northwest Orange County for Thursday, December 16, 2021:

Today:

A slight chance of showers after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 56. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight:

A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 46. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Highs temperatures are forecast to remain in the lower 60s to upper 50s.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1773 To protest the tax on tea from England, a group of young Americans, disguised as Indians, throw chests of tea from British ships in Boston Harbor.
  • 1835 A fire in New York City destroys property estimated to be worth $20,000,000. It lasts two days, ravages 17 blocks, and destroys 674 buildings including the Stock Exchange, Merchants’ Exchange, Post Office, and the South Dutch Church.
  • 1863 Confederate General Joseph Johnston takes command of the Army of Tennessee.
  • 1864 Union forces under General George H. Thomas win the battle at Nashville, smashing an entire Confederate army.
  • 1915 Members of the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage (CU) testify at a congressional hearing to add an amendment for women’s right to vote.
  • 1950 President Harry Truman declares a state of National Emergency as Chinese communists invade deeper into South Korea.
  • 1976 President Jimmy Carter appoints Andrew Young as Ambassador to the United Nations.
  • 1978 Cleveland becomes the first U.S. city to default since the depression.
  • 1998 The United States launches a missile attack on Iraq for failing to comply with United Nations weapons inspectors.
  • 2003 President George W. Bush signs the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003, which establishes the United States’ first national standards regarding email and gives the Federal Trade Commission authority to enforce the act.