Weather in northwest Orange County for Tuesday, February 12, 2019:

Today:

Partly sunny, with a high near 67. East wind around 5 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Rain likely after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Temperatures are expected to remain cool, with rain likely to return in the back half of the week.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1775 Birth of Louisa Adams, wife of John Quincy Adams
  • 1793 The first fugitive slave law, requiring the return of escaped slaves, is passed.
  • 1809 Birth of Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United State (1861-1865).
  • 1836 Mexican General Santa Anna crosses the Rio Grande en route to the Alamo.
  • 1880 Birth of John L. Lewis, American labor leader.
  • 1893 Birth of Omar Bradley, US army general during World War II.
  • 1909 The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is formed.
  • 1924 George Gershwin’s groundbreaking symphonic jazz composition Rhapsody in Blue premieres with Gershwin himself playing the piano with Paul Whiteman’s orchestra.
  • 1929 Charles Lindbergh announces his engagement to Anne Morrow.
  • 1935 The Macon, the last US Navy dirigible, crashes off the coast of California, killing two people.
  • 1938 Japan refuses to reveal naval data requested by the US and Britain.
  • 1944 Wendell Willkie enters the American presidential race against Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • 1966 The South Vietnamese win two big battles in the Mekong Delta.
  • 1972 Senator Edward Kennedy advocates amnesty for Vietnam draft resisters.
  • 1980 The Lake Placid Winter Olympics open in New York.
  • 1987 A Court in Texas upholds a $10.53 billion fine imposed on Texaco for the illegal takeover of Getty Oil.
  • 1999 The US Senate fails to pass two articles of impeachment against President Bill Clinton. He had been accused of perjury and obstruction of justice by the House of Representatives.

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