Weather in northwest Orange County for Wednesday, February 13, 2019:
Rain, mainly after 10am. High near 61. East wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Rain. The rain could be heavy at times. Low around 51. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Temperatures are expected to remain cool, with a chance of showers possible through much of the next week. Otherwise, mostly cloudy to partly sunny skies.
Courtesy of HistoryNet:
- 1862 The four day Battle of Fort Donelson, Tennessee, begins.
- 1865 The Confederacy approves the recruitment of slaves as soldiers, as long as the approval of their owners is gained.
- 1866 Jesse James holds up his first bank.
- 1922 Birth of Harold “Hal” Moore Jr., US Army lieutenant general, author; led the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment at the 1965 Battle of Ia Drang Valley. His best-known book, co-authored with combat journalist Joe Galloway, is We Were Soldiers Once … And Young, an account of that battle.
- 1923 Birth of Charles “Chuck” Yeager, American test pilot. He was the first man to break the sound barrier.
- 1914 The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is founded.
- 1936 The first Social Security checks are put in the mail.
- 1945 The Royal Air Force Bomber Command devastates the German city of Dresden with night raids by 873 heavy bombers. The attacks are joined by 521 American heavy bombers flying daylight raids.
- 1949 A mob burns a radio station in Ecuador after the broadcast of H.G. Wells’ “War of the Worlds.“
- 1951 At the Battle of Chipyong-ni, in Korea, UN troops contain the Chinese forces’ offensive in a two-day battle.
- 1953 The Pope asks the United States to grant clemency to convicted spies Ethel and Julius Rosenberg.
- 1968 The United States sends 10,500 more combat troops to Vietnam.
- 1970 General Motors is reportedly redesigning automobiles to run on unleaded fuel.
- 1972 Enemy attacks in Vietnam decline for the third day as the United States continues its intensive bombing strategy.