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Weather in northwest Orange County for Sunday, January 2, 2022

Weather in northwest Orange County for Sunday, January 2, 2022:

Today:

Sunny, with a high near 61. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Mostly clear, with a low around 40. Calm wind.

Sunny skies are expected to continue, with highs in the low to mid 60s and lows in the 40s.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1861 The USS Brooklyn is readied at Norfolk to aid Fort Sumter.
  • 1861 Birth of Helen Herron Taft, First Lady to President William Howard Taft.
  • 1863 In the second day of hard fighting at Stone’s River, near Murfreesboro, Tenn., Union troops defeat the Confederates.
  • 1903 President Theodore Roosevelt closes a post office in Indianola, Mississippi, for refusing to hire a Black postmistress.
  • 1904 U.S. Marines are sent to Santo Domingo to aid the government against rebel forces.
  • 1920 Birth of Isaac Asimov, American writer of over 300 books including Foundation and I, Robot.
  • 1925 Birth of William J. Crowe, US admiral; Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under US presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush; he was ambassador to the UK under President Bill Clinton.
  • 1942 In the Philippines, the city of Manila and the U.S. Naval base at Cavite fall to Japanese forces.
  • 1943 The Allies capture Buna in New Guinea.
  • 1963 In Vietnam, the Viet Cong down five U.S. helicopters in the Mekong Delta. 30 Americans are reported dead.
  • 1966 American G.I.s move into the Mekong Delta for the first time.
  • 1973 The United States admits the accidental bombing of a Hanoi hospital.
  • 1980 President Jimmy Carter asks the U.S. Senate to delay the arms treaty ratification in response to Soviet action in Afghanistan.
  • 1999 A severe winter storm hits the Midwestern US; in Chicago temperatures plunge to -13 ºF and19 inches of snow fell; 68 deaths are blamed on the storm.
  • 2006 A coal mine explosion in Sago, West Virginia, kills 12 miners and critically injures another. This accident and another within weeks lead to the first changes in federal mining laws in decades.