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Weather in northwest Orange County for Thursday, January 3, 2019:

Today:

Sunny, with a high near 66. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Tonight:

Mostly clear, with a low around 42. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph after midnight.

Rain is expected over the weekend, followed by partly sunny to mostly cloudy conditions and highs in the 60s.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1621 Birth of William Tucker, who is believed to be the first African-American born in the New World.
  • 1777 General George Washington defeats the British led by British General Lord Charles Cornwallis, at Princeton, New Jersey.
  • 1793 Birth of Lucretia Coffin Mott, women’s rights advocate and founder of the first Women’s Rights Convention.
  • 1861 Delaware rejects a proposal that it join the South in seceding from the Union.
  • 1912 Plans are announced for a new $150,000 Brooklyn stadium for the Trolley Dodgers baseball team.
  • 1917 Birth of Vernon A. Walters, US Army lieutenant general, diplomat, deputy director of Central Intelligence; a member of the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame.
  • 1920 The last of the US troops depart France.
  • 1921 Italy halts the issuing of passports to those emigrating to the United States.
  • 1923 Birth of Bud Adams, owner of Houston Oilers (later Tennessee Titans) football team; instrumental in founding the former American Football League.
  • 1931 Hundreds of farmers storm a small town in depression-plagued Arkansas demanding food.
  • 1946 President Harry S Truman calls on Americans to spur Congress to act on the on-going labor crisis.
  • 1959 Alaska is admitted into the Union as the 49th and largest state.
  • 1961 The United States breaks diplomatic relations with Cuba.
  • 1977 Apple Computers incorporates.
  • 1985 President Ronald Reagan condemns a rash of arson attacks on abortion clinics.
  • 1990 Manuel Noriega, former leader of Panama, surrenders to US forces.
  • 1993 George H. W. Bush and Boris Yeltsin sign the second Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START).
  • 1996 The first mobile flip phone, the Motorola StarTAC, goes on sale.
  • 1999 The Mars Polar Lander is launched.
  • 2000 The last original weekday Peanuts comic strip is published after a 50-year run, following the death of the strip’s creator, Charles Schultz.