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Weather in northwest Orange County for Tuesday, January 8, 2019:

Today:

Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Patchy fog after 10pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Partly sunny skies are expected for most of the work week, followed by a chance of rain at the end of the week into the weekend.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1786 Birth of Nicholas Biddle, head of the first United States bank.
  • 1815 A rag-tag army under Andrew Jackson defeats the British on the fields of Chalmette in the Battle of New Orleans.
  • 1892 A coal mine explosion kills 100 in McAlister, OK.
  • 1908 A subway line opens linking the New York boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan.
  • 1935 Birth of Elvis Presley, rock ‘n roll singer; actor in over thirty films.
  • 1938 Birth of Bob Eubanks, popular U.S. TV game show host (The Newlywed Game).
  • 1946 President Harry S. Truman vows to stand by the Yalta accord on self-determination for the Balkans.
  • 1954 President Dwight Eisenhower proposes stripping convicted Communists of their U.S. citizenship.
  • 1963 President John F. Kennedy attends the unveiling of the Mona Lisa.
  • 1975 Ella T. Grasso becomes the Governor of Connecticut; the first female governor in the United States who did not come into office by succeeding her husband.
  • 1979 The United States advises the Shah to leave Iran.
  • 1982 AT&T agrees to divest itself of 22 subdivisions as part of an antitrust agreement.
  • 2002 U.S. President George W. Bush signs into law the No Child Left Behind Act, intended to improve America’s educational system.
  • 2011 An attempted assassination of Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords is part of a shooting spree in which Jared Lee Loughner kills 6 and wounds 13.