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Weather in northwest Orange County for Sunday, January 6, 2019:

Today:

A slight chance of showers before 10am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 61. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight:

A chance of showers, mainly after 4am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 47. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Rain is expected over the weekend, followed by partly sunny to mostly cloudy conditions and highs in the 60s. Another chance of rain is possible around midweek.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1811 Birth of Charles Sumner, anti-slavery senator from Massachusetts.
  • 1861 The Governor of Maryland, Thomas Hicks, announces his opposition to the state’s possible secession from the Union.
  • 1878 Birth of Carl Sandburg, U.S. journalist, poet and biographer.
  • 1882 Birth of Sam Rayburn, U.S. Congressman from Texas & Speaker of the House (1940-46, 1949-53).
  • 1910 Union leaders ask President William H. Taft to investigate U.S. Steel’s practices.
  • 1912 Birth of Danny Thomas, actor, producer, philanthropist; founder of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
  • 1912 New Mexico becomes the 47th U.S. state of the Union.
  • 1919 Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States, dies at the age of 60 in his home at Sagamore Hill, New York.
  • 1921 The U.S. Navy orders the sale of 125 flying boats to encourage commercial aviation.
  • 1937 The United States bans the shipment of arms to war-torn Spain.
  • 1941 President Franklin D. Roosevelt asks Congress to support the Lend-lease Bill to help supply the Allies.
  • 1945 Boeing B-29 bombers in the Pacific strike new blows on Tokyo and Nanking.
  • 1967 Over 16,000 U.S. and 14,000 Vietnamese troops start their biggest attack on the Iron Triangle, northwest of Saigon.
  • 1987 Astronomers report sighting a new galaxy 12 billion light years away.
  • 2001 In one of the closest Presidential elections in U.S. history, George W. Bush was finally declared the winner of the bitterly contested 2000 Presidential elections more than five weeks after the election due to the disputed Florida ballots.
  • 2005 Former Ku Klux Klan organizer Edgar Ray Killen is arrested as a suspect in the 1964 murders of three civil rights workers in Mississippi.
  • 2014 The U.S. Senate confirms Janet Yellen as the first woman to chair the Federal Reserve in the central bank’s 100-year history.