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Weather in northwest Orange County for Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Weather in northwest Orange County for Wednesday, December 22, 2021:

Today:

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph.

Tonight:

A chance of showers after 10pm. Cloudy, with a low around 52. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

A weather system will move through the region, bringing a chance of rain and high temperatures in the 50s. Most of the rain is expected Thursday night through Friday.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1775 Esek Hopkins takes command of the Continental Navy — a total of seven ships.
  • 1807 Congress passes the Embargo Act, which halts all trading completely. It is hoped that the act will keep the United States out of the European Wars.
  • 1829 The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad opens the first passenger railway line.
  • 1856 Birth of Frank Kellogg, U.S. Secretary of State who tried to outlaw war with the Kellogg-Briand Pact.
  • 1883 Birth of Arthur Wergs Mitchell, first African-American to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
  • 1912 Birth of Claudia “Lady Bird” Johnson, wife of US President Lyndon Baines Johnson.
  • 1918 The last of the food restrictions, enforced because of the shortages during World War I, are lifted.
  • 1921 Birth of Hawkshaw Hawkins (Harold Hawkins), country singer; he died along with country stars Patsy Cline and Cowboy Copas when the small plane that was carrying them crashed in 1963.
  • 1944 During the Battle of the Bulge, General Anthony McAuliffe responds to a German surrender request with a one word answer: “Nuts!”
  • 1965 The EF-105F Wild Weasel makes its first kill over Vietnam.
  • 1966 The United States announces the allocation of 900,000 tons of grain to fight the famine in India.
  • 2001 A passenger on American Airlines Flight 63 from Paris, Richard Reid, unsuccessfully attempts to destroy the plane in flight by igniting explosives he’d hidden in his shoes.
  • 2010 US President Barack Obama signs a law officially repealing the 17-year-old policy known as “Don’t ask, don’t tell”; the new law permits homosexuals to serve openly in the US military.