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Weather in northwest Orange County for Thursday, January 24, 2019:

Today:

Sunny, with a high near 76. North wind around 5 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Mostly clear, with a low around 50. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph after midnight.

Sunny skies are forecast for at least the next week. Temperatures are expected to peak in the upper 70s over the weekend.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1639 Representatives from three Connecticut towns band together to write the Fundamental Orders, the first constitution in the New World.
  • 1848 Gold is discovered by James Wilson Marshall at his partner Johann August Sutter’s sawmill on the South Fork of the American River, near Coloma, California.
  • 1862 Birth of Edith Wharton, U.S. novelist who wrote Ethan Frome and The Age of Innocence.
  • 1903 U.S. Secretary of State John Hay and British Ambassador Herbert create a joint commission to establish the Alaskan border.
  • 1911 The U.S. Cavalry is sent to preserve the neutrality of the Rio Grande during the Mexican Civil War
  • 1980 In a rebuff to the Soviets, the United States announces its intentions to sell arms to China.
  • 1982 A draft of Air Force history reports that the United States secretly sprayed herbicides on Laos during the Vietnam War.