Weather in northwest Orange County for Thursday, May 12, 2022:
Sunny, with a high near 81. Light and variable wind becoming west 10 to 15 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
Mostly clear, with a low around 56. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Highs are forecast to rise fairly sharply, peaking in the upper 80s on Saturday before gradually dropping.
Courtesy of HistoryNet:
- 1780 Charleston, South Carolina falls to British forces.
- 1863 With a victory at the Battle of Raymond, Mississippi, Union General Ulysses S. Grant closes in on Vicksburg.
- 1864 Union General Benjamin Butler attacks Drewry’s Bluff on the James River.
- 1865 The last land battle of the Civil war occurs at Palmito Ranch, Texas. It is a Confederate victory.
- 1907 Birth of Katherine Hepburn, actress (The Philadelphia Story, The African Queen).
- 1915 Birth of Mary Kay Ash, founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics.
- 1925 Birth of Yogi Berra (Lawrence Peter Berra), baseball player and coach.
- 1932 The body of Charles Lindbergh’s baby is found.
- 1935 Alcoholics Anonymous is founded in Akron, Ohio by “Bill W.,” a stockbroker, and “Dr. Bob S.,” a heart surgeon.
- 1949 The Berlin Blockade ends.
- 1969 Viet Cong sappers try unsuccessfully to overrun Landing Zone Snoopy in Vietnam.
- 1975 The U.S. merchant ship Mayaguez is seized by Cambodian forces.