Weather in northwest Orange County for Tuesday, December 24, 2019
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Weather in northwest Orange County for Sunday, January 13, 2019:

Today:

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 64. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Tonight:

A slight chance of showers after 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

There will be a chance of precipitation for most of the week, with highs in the 60s.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1808 Birth of Salmon P. Chase, US Treasury Secretary and sixth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
  • 1832 Birth of Horatio Alger, Jr., American children’s author (Ragged Dick, Tattered Tom).
  • 1846 President James Polk dispatches General Zachary Taylor and 4,000 troops to the Texas Border as war with Mexico looms.
  • 1862 President Lincoln names Edwin M. Stanton Secretary of War.
  • 1919 California votes to ratify the prohibition amendment.
  • 1927 A woman takes a seat on the NY Stock Exchange breaking the all-male tradition.
  • 1931 The bridge connecting New York and New Jersey is named the George Washington Memorial Bridge.
  • 1937 The United States bars Americans from serving in the Civil War in Spain.
  • 1944 Plants are destroyed and 64 US aircraft are lost in an air attack in Germany.
  • 1955 Chase National and the Bank of Manhattan agree to merge resulting in the second largest US bank.
  • 1965 Two US planes are shot down in Laos while on a combat mission.
  • 1968 The United States reports shifting most air targets from North Vietnam to Laos.
  • 1980 The United States offers Pakistan a two-year aid plan to counter the Soviet threat in Afghanistan.
  • 1982 Air Florida Flight 90 Boeing 737 jet crashes into Washington, D.C.’s 14th Street Bridge shortly after takeoff, then plunges into the Potomac River; 78 people, including 4 motorists, are killed.
  • 1990 In Virginia, Douglas Wilder, the first African-American elected governor of a US state, takes office.