Weather in northwest Orange County for Tuesday, March 24, 2020:

Today:

Partly sunny, with a high near 63. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Partly cloudy, with a low around 50. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

A slight chance of showers will return midweek, followed by sunny skies and below-average temperatures through the weekend.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1663 Charles II of England awards land known as Carolina in North America to eight members of the nobility who assisted in his restoration.
  • 1664 In London, Roger Williams is granted a charter to colonize Rhode Island.
  • 1755 Birth of Rufus King, framer of the U.S. Constitution.
  • 1765 Britain passes the Quartering Act, requiring the colonies to house 10,000 British troops in public and private buildings.
  • 1855 Birth of Andrew Mellon, U.S. financier and philanthropist.
  • 1862 Abolitionist Wendell Phillips speaks to a crowd about emancipation in Cincinnati, Ohio and is pelted by eggs.
  • 1874 Birth of Harry Houdini, magician, escape artist.
  • 1900 Mayor Van Wyck of New York breaks ground for the New York subway tunnel that will link Manhattan and Brooklyn.
  • 1902 Birth of Thomas E. Dewey, New York governor.
  • 1938 The United States asks that all powers help refugees fleeing from the Nazis.
  • 1947 Congress proposes limiting the United States presidency to two terms.
  • 1951 General Douglas MacArthur threatens the Chinese with an extension of the Korean War if the proposed truce is not accepted.
  • 1955 Tennessee Williams’ play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof opens at the Morosco Theatre in New York City.
  • 1958 Elvis Presley trades in his guitar for a rifle and Army fatigues.
  • 1965 The Freedom Marchers, citizens for civil rights, reach Montgomery, Alabama.
  • 1989 The Exxon Valdez oil tanker spills 240,000 barrels of oil in Alaska’s Prince William Sound.
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