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Weather in northwest Orange County for Wednesday, February 6, 2019:

Today:

Sunny, with a high near 57. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tonight:

Mostly clear, with a low around 42. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast after midnight.

Mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the low 60s. Showers may possibly return briefly at the end of the week.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1756 Birth of Aaron Burr, third US Vice President.
  • 1778 France recognizes the United States and signs a treaty of aid in Paris.
  • 1788 Massachusetts becomes the sixth state to ratify the Constitution.
  • 1862 Forces under the command of Brigadier General Ulysses S. Grant and Flag Officer Andrew Hull Foote capture Fort Henry, Tennessee, in the Battle of Fort Henry, giving the Union its first victory of the Civil War.
  • 1891 The Dalton Gang commits its first crime, a train robbery in Alila, California.
  • 1895 Birth of George Herman “Babe” Ruth, baseball player with the Boston Red Sox, the New York Yankees and the Boston Braves. He was the first player to hit 60 home runs in one season.
  • 1899 The Spanish-American War ends.
  • 1900 President McKinley appoints W.H. Taft as a commissioner to report on the Philippines.
  • 1911 Birth of Ronald Reagan, film actor and 40th US President (1981-1989).
  • 1916 Germany admits full liability for the Lusitania incident and recognizes the right of the United State to claim indemnity.
  • 1922 The Washington Disarmament Conference comes to an end with the ratification of the final treaty forbidding fortification of the Aleutian Islands for 14 years.
  • 1944 Kwajalein Island in the Central Pacific falls to US Army troops.
  • 1945 MacArthur reports the fall of Manila, and the liberation of 5,000 prisoners.
  • 1963 The United States reports that all Soviet offensive arms are out of Cuba.
  • 1964 Cuba blocks the water supply to the Guantanamo Naval Base in retaliation for the seizure by the United States of four Cuban fishing boats.
  • 1965 Seven US GIs are killed in a Viet Cong raid on a base in Pleiku.
  • 1975 President Gerald Ford asks Congress for $497 million for aid to Cambodia.
  • 1982 Civil rights workers begin a march from Carrolton to Montgomery, Alabama.