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Weather in northwest Orange County for Sunday, January 20, 2019:

Today:

Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Patchy fog after 10pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. West wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Sunny skies are forecast for at least the next week, with highs rising above average in the 70s.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1616 The French explorer Samuel de Champlain arrives to winter in a Huron Indian village after being wounded in a battle with the Iroquois in New France.
  • 1732 Birth of Richard Henry Lee, American Revolutionary patriot and a signatory of the Declaration of Independence.
  • 1783 Britain signs a peace agreement with France and Spain, who allied against it in the American War of Independence.
  • 1908 The Sullivan Ordinance bars women from smoking in public facilities in the United States.
  • 1930 Charles Lindbergh arrives in New York, setting a cross country flying record of 14.75 hours.
  • 1944 Allied forces in Italy begin unsuccessful operations to cross the Rapido River and seize Cassino.
  • 1945 Franklin D. Roosevelt is inaugurated for his fourth term.
  • 1945 The Allies sign a truce with the Hungarians.
  • 1954 Over 22,000 anti-Communist prisoners are turned over to UN forces in Korea.
  • 1977 President Jimmy Carter is sworn in and then surprises the nation as he walks from the US Capitol to the White House.
  • 1981 Ronald Reagan is sworn in as president at the same time 52 American hostages are released by their captors in Tehran, Iran.