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Weather in northwest Orange County for Thursday, May 5, 2022:

Today:

Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 79. Light southwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 57. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Highs are expected to remain fairly level until the end of the week.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1494 Christopher Columbus lands on the island of Jamaica, which he names Santa Gloria.
  • 1814 British attack the American forces at Ft. Ontario, Oswego, New York.
  • 1830 Born: John B. Stetson, American hat maker.
  • 1861 Born: Peter Cooper Hewitt, electrical engineer, inventor of the mercury-vapor lamp.
  • 1862 Union and Confederate forces clash at the Battle of Williamsburg, part of the Peninsular Campaign.
  • 1883 Born: Charles Albert “Chief” Bender, baseball player.
  • 1886 A bomb explodes on the fourth day of a workers’ strike in Chicago.
  • 1890 Born: Christopher Morley, writer (Kitty Foyle).
  • 1899 Born: Freeman F. Gosden, radio comedy writer and performer (Amos ‘n’ Andy).
  • 1909 Born: Carlos Baker, biographer.
  • 1916 U.S. Marines invade the Dominican Republic.
  • 1917 Eugene Jacques Bullard becomes the first African-American aviator when he earns a flying certificate with the French Air Service.
  • 1920 Anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti are arrested for murder.
  • 1935 American Jesse Owens sets the long jump record.
  • 1942 General Joseph Stilwell learns that the Japanese have cut his railway out of China and is forced to lead his troops into India.
  • 1961 Alan Shepard becomes the first American in space.
  • 1965 173rd Airborne Brigade arrives in Bien Hoa-Vung, Vietnam, the first regular U.S. Army unit deployed to that country.
  • 1968 U.S. Air Force planes hit Nhi Ha, South Vietnam in support of attacking infantrymen.
  • 1969 Pulitzer Prize awarded to Norman Mailer for his ‘nonfiction novel’ Armies of the Night, an account of the 1967 anti-Vietnam War march on the Pentagon.
  • 1987 Congress opens Iran-Contra hearings.
  • 2000 The Sun, Earth, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn align – Earth’s moon is also almost in this alignment – leading to Doomsday predictions of massive natural disasters, although such a ‘grand confluence’ occurs about once in every century.