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Weather in northwest Orange County for Saturday, August 6, 2022

Weather in northwest Orange County for Saturday, August 6, 2022:

Today:

Patchy fog before noon. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 86. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Mostly clear, with a low around 68. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.

Highs temperatures are expected to remain in the low to mid 80s through the week.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1863 The CSS Alabama captures the USS Sea Bride near the Cape of Good Hope.
  • 1889 Birth of Major General George Kenney, commander of the U.S. Fifth Air Force in New Guinea and the Solomons during World War II.
  • 1911 Birth of Lucille Ball, American actress and comedian.
  • 1914 Ellen Louise Wilson, the first wife of the twenty-eighth president, Woodrow Wilson, dies of Bright’s disease.
  • 1927 A Massachusetts high court hears the final plea from Sacco and Vanzetti, two Italians convicted of murder.
  • 1934 Birth of Piers Anthony Dillingham Jacob, science fiction and fantasy author (Xanth series).
  • 1945 Paul Tibbets, the commander of Enola Gay, drops the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. It was the second atomic bomb, dropped on Nagasaki, that induced the Japanese to surrender.
  • 1965 President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act, outlawing the literacy test for voting eligibility in the South.
  • 1972 Atlanta Braves’ right fielder Hank Aaron hits his 660th and 661st home runs, setting the Major League record for most home runs by a player for a single franchise.
  • 1973 Singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder is in an automobile accident and goes into a four-day coma.
  • 1988 A melee that became known as the Tompkins Square Park Police Riot in New York City leads to NYPD reforms.
  • 1991 Tim Berners-Lee publishes the first-ever website, Info.cern.ch.
  • 1997 Microsoft announces it will invest $150 million in troubled rival Apple Computer, Inc.

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