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Weather in northwest Orange County for Sumday, July 10, 2022:

Today:

Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Highs temperatures are expected to remain in the low to mid-80s for the coming week.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1679 The British crown claims New Hampshire as a royal colony.
  • 1776 The statue of King George III is pulled down in New York City.
  • 1778 In support of the American Revolution, Louis XVI declares war on England.
  • 1834 Born: James Abbott McNeill Whistler, painter.
  • 1850 Millard Fillmore is sworn in as the 13th president of the United States following the death of Zachary Taylor.
  • 1875 Born: Mary McLeod Bethune, educator, founder of Bethune-Cookman College and the National Council of Negro Women.
  • 1890 Wyoming becomes the 44th state.
  • 1893 Dr. Daniel Hale Williams performs the first successful open-heart surgery, without the benefit of penicillin or blood transfusion.
  • 1905 Born: Ivie Anderson, jazz singer.
  • 1915 Born: Saul Bellow, writer.
  • 1920 Born: David Brinkley, broadcaster.
  • 1925 The trial of Tennessee teacher John T. Scopes opens, with Clarence Darrow appearing for the defense and William Jennings Bryan for the prosecution.
  • 1927 Born: David Dinkins, first African-American mayor of New York City.
  • 1933 Born: Jerry Herman, songwriter.
  • 1942 General Carl Spaatz becomes the head of the U.S. Air Force in Europe.
  • 1943 Born: Arthur Ashe, American tennis player.
    American and British forces complete their amphibious landing of Sicily.
  • 1945 U.S. carrier-based aircraft begin airstrikes against Japan in preparation for invasion.
  • 1947 Born: Folk singer Arlo Guthrie (“Alice’s Restaurant,” “City of New Orleans”), son of Woody Guthrie.
  • 1962 The satellite Telstar is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, beaming live television from Europe to the United States.
  • 1967 Singer Bobbie Gentry records “Ode to Billie Joe,” which will become a country music classic and win 4 Grammys.
  • 1980 Born: Adam Petty, race driver, first fourth-generation driver in NASCAR history; his death in 2000 contributed to NASCAR’s decision to mandate a kill switch on steering wheels.
  • 1985 Coca-Cola Co. announces it will resume selling “old formula Coke,” following a public outcry and falling sales of its “new Coke.”