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Weather in northwest Orange County for Monday, January 28, 2019:

Today:

Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

High temperatures are expected to gradually drop across the week, with a small chance of rain around the middle of the week.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1912 Birth of Jackson Pollock, influential abstract expressionist painter.
  • 1915 The US Coast Guard is founded to fight contraband trade and aid distressed vessels at sea.
  • 1915 The German navy attacks the US freighter William P. Frye, loaded with wheat for Britain.
  • 1921 Albert Einstein startles Berlin by suggesting the possibility of measuring the universe.
  • 1936 A fellow prison inmate slashes infamous kidnapper Richard Loeb to death.
  • 1955 The US Congress passes a bill allowing mobilization of troops if China should attack Taiwan.
  • 1964 The Soviets down a US jet over East Germany, killing three.
  • 1986 The space shuttle Challenger explodes just after liftoff.