Orange County Breeze local almanac for northwest Orange County, California.

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A replica of Michelangelo's David is displayed at Forest Lawn Cypress. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.
A replica of Michelangelo’s David is displayed at Forest Lawn Cypress. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

1504

Michelangelo’s towering marble statue of David was unveiled to the public in Florence, Italy. But you don’t have to go to Florence to see David. You don’t event have to go to Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, which displays a nine-ton replica. You can see a replica of David at Forest Lawn, Cypress (see photo). [Sources: the Orange County Register, Caesar’s Palace Las Vegas, and Orange County Breeze.]

1806

The Great Stone Church at Mission San Juan Capistrano is dedicated. [Source: County Courier of th Orange County Historical Society.]

2017

Garden Grove High School unveiled the Michael A. Monsoor Memorial Stadium in front of Argonaut fans there to enjoy a football game and remember a military hero. Monsoor, a former Garden Grove letter winner who joined the Navy in March 2001, died on Sept. 29, 2006, after shielding his fellows from a live grenade with his own body during a firefight in Iraq. He was 25. [Source: the Orange County Register]

2020

Orange County moves from the topmost tier (purple, or widespread) to the next lower tier (red, or substantial) under the new metrics published by the State of California for the prevalence of COVID-19. The move allows many more businesses to open, including barber shops and hair salons. [Source: covid19.ca.gov]