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Weather in northwest Orange County for Sunday, May 15, 2022

Weather in northwest Orange County for Sunday, May 15, 2022:

Today:

Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the morning.

Tonight:

Partly cloudy, with a low around 59. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Highs are forecast to gradually drop back into the mid-70s.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1602 English navigator Bartholomew Gosnold discovers Cape Cod.
  • 1820 The U.S. Congress designates the slave trade a form of piracy.
  • 1856 Birth of Lyman Frank Baum, author (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz).
  • 1860 Birth of Ellen Louise Axson Wilson, first wife of President Woodrow Wilson.
  • 1862 The Union ironclad Monitor and the gunboat Galena fire on Confederate troops at the Battle of Drewry’s Bluff, Virginia.
  • 1864 At the Battle of New Market, Virginia Military Institute cadets repel a Union attack.
  • 1886 Emily Dickinson dies in Amherst, Mass., where she had lived in seclusion for the previous 24 years.
  • 1902 Birth of Richard Daley, mayor of Chicago through the 1960s and early 1970’s.
  • 1916 U.S. Marines land in Santo Domingo to quell civil disorder.
  • 1918 Pfc. Henry Johnson and Pfc. Needham Roberts receive the Croix de Guerre for their services in World War I. They are the first Americans to win France’s highest military medal.
  • 1930 Ellen Church becomes the first airline stewardess.
  • 1942 The United States begins rationing gasoline.
  • 1963 The last Project Mercury space flight, carrying Gordon Cooper, is launched.
  • 1968 U.S. Marines relieve army troops in Nhi Ha, South Vietnam after a fourteen-day battle.
  • 1972 Gov. George Wallace is shot by Arthur Bremer in Laurel, Maryland.