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Weather in northwest Orange County for Sunday, May 8, 2022:

Today:

Patchy drizzle before 11am. Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 72. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Tonight:

Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. West wind 10 to 15 mph becoming light and variable. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

Highs are forecast to remain in the lower 70s until midweek, after which temperatures are expected to rise fairly sharply, reaching the upper 80s over the weekend.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1541 Hernando de Soto discovers the Mississippi River which he calls Rio de Espiritu Santo.
  • 1794 The United States Post Office is established.
  • 1829 Birth of Louis Moreau Gottschalk, American pianist.
  • 1846 The first major battle of the Mexican War is fought at Palo Alto, Texas.
  • 1862 General ‘Stonewall’ Jackson repulses the Federals at the Battle of McDowell, in the Shenendoah Valley.
  • 1864 Union troops arrive at Spotsylvania Court House to find the Confederates waiting for them.
  • 1884 Birth of Harry S. Truman, 33rd President of the United States (1945-1953).
  • 1886 Atlanta pharmacist John Pemberton invents Coca Cola.
  • 1904 U.S. Marines land in Tangier, North Africa, to protect the Belgian legation.
  • 1910 Birth of Mary Lou Williams, jazz pianist and composer.
  • 1919 The first transatlantic flight by a navy seaplane takes-off.
  • 1920 Birth of Sloan Wilson, American author (The man in the Gray Flannel Suit, A Summer Place).
  • 1928 Birth of Theodore Sorensen, advisor to John F. Kennedy.
  • 1942 The Battle of the Coral Sea between the Japanese Navy and the U.S. Navy ends.
  • 1945 The final surrender of German forces is celebrated as VE (Victory Europe) day.
  • 1958 President Dwight Eisenhower orders the National Guard out of Little Rock as Ernest Green becomes the first black to graduate from an Arkansas public school.
  • 1967 Boxer Muhammad Ali is indicted for refusing induction in U.S. Army.
  • 1984 The Soviet Union announces it will not participate in Summer Olympics planned for Los Angeles.