Weather in northwest Orange County for Tuesday, February 5, 2019:
Showers likely, mainly before 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55. Light northwest wind becoming west 10 to 15 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
A chance of showers, mainly before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 39. West wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the low 60s. Showers may possibly return at the end of the week.
Courtesy of HistoryNet:
- 1631 A ship from Bristol, the Lyon, arrives with provisions for the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
- 1723 Birth of John Witherspoon, a Declaration of Independence signer.
- 1783 Sweden recognizes US independence.
- 1846 The first Pacific Coast newspaper, The Oregon Spectator, is published.
- 1848 Birth of Belle Starr, western outlaw.
- 1864 Federal forces occupy Jackson, Mississippi.
- 1865 The three-day Battle of Hatcher’s Run, Virginia, begins.
- 1900 The United States and Great Britain sign the Hay-Pauncefote Treaty, giving the United States the right to build a canal in Nicaragua but not to fortify it.
- 1917 The US Congress nullifies President Woodrow Wilson‘s veto of the Immigration Act. Literacy tests are required.
- 1918 SS Tuscania, a luxury liner of the Cunard Line subsidiary Anchor Line, is torpedoed by the German U-boat UB-77 off the coast of Ireland, sending 210 people to their deaths. It is the first ship carrying American troops to Europe to be torpedoed and sunk during World War I.
- 1922 The Reader’s Digest begins publication in New York.
- 1945 American and French troops destroy German forces in the Colmar Pocket in France.
- 1947 The Soviet Union and Great Britain reject terms for an American trusteeship over Japanese Pacific Isles.
- 1952 New York adopts three-colored traffic lights.
- 1968 US troops divide the Viet Cong at Hue while the Saigon government claims they will arm loyal citizens.
- 1971 Two Apollo 14 astronauts walk on the moon.
- 1972 It is reported that the United States has agreed to sell 42 F-4 Phantom jets to Israel.
- 1985 The United States halts a loan to Chile in protest over human rights abuses.