Weather in northwest Orange County for Thursday, December 23, 2021:
Rain likely, mainly after 10am. Cloudy, with a high near 61. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
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:
- 1805 Birth of Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormon Church.
- 1867 Birth of Madame C. J. Walker, first female African American millionaire.
- 1921 President Warren G. Harding frees Socialist Eugene Debs and 23 other political prisoners.
- 1938 Birth of Bob Kahn, computer scientist and engineer; co-developed the Transmission Control Protocol that web browsers use to connect to servers on the World Wide Web.
- 1941 Despite throwing back an earlier Japanese amphibious assault, the U.S. Marines and Navy defenders on Wake Island capitulate to a second Japanese invasion.
- 1944 General Dwight D. Eisenhower confirms the death sentence of Private Eddie Slovik, the only American shot for desertion since the Civil War.
- 1947 President Harry S Truman grants a pardon to 1,523 who had evaded the World War II draft.
- 1950 General Walton H. Walker, the commander of the Eighth Army in Korea, is killed in a jeep accident. Lieutenant General Matthew B. Ridgeway is named his successor.
- 1967 U.S. Navy SEALs are ambushed during an operation southeast of Saigon.
- 1974 The B-1 bomber makes its first successful test flight.
- 1986 The Voyager completes the first nonstop flight around the globe on one load of fuel. The experimental aircraft, piloted by Americans Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, landed at Edwards Air Force Base in California after nine days and four minutes in the sky.
- 2002 An Iraqi MiG-25 shoots down a US MQ-1 Predator drone.