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Weather in northwest Orange County for Friday, July 1, 2022

Weather in northwest Orange County for Friday, July 1, 2022:

Today:

Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 80. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:

Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low around 62. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south after midnight.

Highs temperatures are expected to remain fairly mild in the mid-upper 70s to low 80s until the middle of next week.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1777 British troops depart from their base at the Bouquet River to head toward Ticonderoga, New York.
  • 1862 Union artillery stops a Confederate attack at Malvern Hill, Virginia.
  • 1863 In the first day’s fighting at Gettysburg, Federal forces retreat through the town and dig in at Cemetery Ridge and Cemetery Hill.
  • 1898 American troops take San Juan Hill and El Caney, Cuba, from the Spaniards.
  • 1899 Birth of Thomas Dorsey, American songwriter, singer and pianist, the “father of gospel music.”
  • 1902 Birth of William Wyler, film director (The Best Years of Our Lives, Ben Hur).
  • 1915 Birth of Sydney Pollack, film director (Tootsie, Out of Africa).
  • 1915 Birth of Jean Stafford, American writer (The Mountain Lion).
  • 1945 The New York State Commission Against Discrimination is established–the first such agency in the United States.
  • 1963 The U.S. postmaster introduces the ZIP code.
  • 1966 The U.S. Marines launch Operation Holt in an attempt to finish off a Vietcong battalion in Thua Thien Province in Vietnam.