cloudy weather icon

Weather in northwest Orange County for Sunday, December 26, 2021

Weather in northwest Orange County for Sunday, December 26, 2021:

Today:

Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 59. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:

A chance of showers after 5am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

There will be a chance of precipitation through much of the week, with highs in the 50s and lows in the 40s.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1776 After crossing the Delaware River into New Jersey, George Washington leads an attack on Hessian mercenaries at Trenton, and takes 900 men prisoner.
  • 1786 Daniel Shay leads a rebellion in Massachusetts to protest the seizure of property for the non-payment of debt.
  • 1862 38 Santee Sioux are hanged in Mankato, Minnesota for their part in the Sioux Uprising in Minnesota. Little Crow has fled the state.
  • 1866 Brig. Gen. Philip St. George Cooke, head of the Department of the Platte, receives word of the Fetterman Fight in Powder River County in the Dakota territory.
  • 1891 Birth of Henry Miller, American writer.
  • 1894 Birth of Jean Toomer, poet and novelist who figured prominently in the Harlem Renaissance (Cane).
  • 1905 Birth of William Loeb III, publisher of the Manchester Union Leader (later The New Hampshire Union Leader), one of the best-known small town newspapers in the US.
  • 1907 Birth of Albert Gore Sr., US Senator from Tennessee who was instrumental in sponsoring and pushing through legislation that created America’s Interstate Highway System.
  • 1917 As a wartime measure, President Woodrow Wilson places railroads under government control, with Secretary of War William McAdoo as director general.
  • 1925 Six U.S. destroyers are ordered from Manila to China to protect interests in the civil war that is being waged there.
  • 1941 General Douglas MacArthur declares Manila an open city in the face of the onrushing Japanese Army.
  • 1945 The United States, Soviet Union and Great Britain, end a 10-day meeting, seeking an atomic rule by the UN Council.
  • 1953 The United States announces the withdrawal of two divisions from Korea.
  • 1982 Time magazine chooses a personal computer as it “Man of the Year,” the first non-human ever to receive the honor.
  • 1996 JonBenet Ramsey, a six-year-old beauty queen, is found beaten and strangled to death in the basement of her family’s home in Boulder, Colorado, one of the most high-profile crimes of the late 20th century in the US.
  • 2006 Former U.S. President Gerald R. Ford dies at age 93. Ford was the only unelected president in America’s history.