Weather in northwest Orange County for Thursday, February 14, 2019:
Rain. The rain could be heavy at times. High near 61. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.
Showers likely, mainly before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Southwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Flash Flood Watch in effect from February 14, 04:00 AM PST until February 14, 10:00 PM PST
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:
- 1779 American Loyalists are defeated by Patriots at Kettle Creek, GA.
- 1817 Birth of Frederick Douglass, slave, and later, activist and author.
- 1848 James Polk becomes the first US President to be photographed in office by Matthew Brady.
- 1859 Oregon is admitted as the thirty-third state.
- 1859 Birth of George Washington Gale Ferris, inventor of the Ferris Wheel.
- 1870 Esther Morris becomes the first female justice of the peace in the United States.
- 1876 Rival inventors Elisha Gray and Alexander Graham Bell both apply for patents for the telephone.
- 1894 Birth of Jack Benny, comedian, radio and television performer, and violinist.
- 1894 Birth of Mary Lucinda Cardwell Dawson She founded the National Negro Opera Company (NNOC) and was appointed to President John F. Kennedy‘s National Committee on Music.
- 1904 The “Missouri Kid” is captured in Kansas.
- 1912 Arizona becomes the 48th state in the Union.
- 1915 Kaiser Wilhelm II invites the US Ambassador to Berlin in order to confer on the war.
- 1920 The League of Women Voters is formed in Chicago in celebration of the imminent ratification of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote.
- 1924 Thomas Watson founds International Business Machines Corp.
- 1929 A Chicago gang war between Al Capone and George “Bugs” Moran culminates with several Moran confederates being gunned down in the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre.
- 1945 800 Allied aircraft firebomb the German city of Dresden. Smaller followup bombing raids last until April with a total death toll of between 35,000 to 130,000 civilians.
- 1949 The United States charges the Soviet Union with interning up to 14 million in labor camps.
- 1955 A Jewish couple loses their fight to adopt Catholic twins as the US Supreme Court refuses to rule on state law.
- 1957 The Georgia state senate outlaws interracial athletics.
- 1965 Malcolm X’s home is firebombed. No injuries are reported.
- 1973 The United States and Hanoi set up a group to channel reconstruction aid directly to Hanoi.
- 1979 Armed guerrillas attack the US embassy in Tehran.