Weather in northwest Orange County for Wednesday, February 20, 2019:

Today:

A slight chance of showers after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 59. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight:

A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42. West wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Temperatures are expected to remain cool to cold with mostly sunny skies.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1725 New Hampshire militiamen commit the first recorded scalping of Indians by whites in North America.
  • 1726 Birth of William Prescott, US Revolutionary War hero at the Battle of Bunker Hill.
  • 1792 The US Postal Service is created.
  • 1809 The US Supreme Court rules that the power of the federal government is greater than any individual state in the Union.
  • 1864 Confederate troops defeat a Union army sent to bring Florida into the Union at the Battle of Olustee, FL.
  • 1898 Birth of Jimmy Yancey, American blues pianist.
  • 1900 J.F. Pickering patents his airship.
  • 1902 Birth of Ansel Adams, American landscape photographer. He was known especially for western wilderness and mountain panoramas.
  • 1915 President Woodrow Wilson opens the Panama-Pacific Expo in San Francisco to celebrate the opening of the Panama Canal.
  • 1941 The United States sends war planes to the Pacific.
  • 1942 Lt. Edward O’Hare downs five out of nine Japanese bombers that are attacking the carrier Lexington.
  • 1954 The Ford Foundation gives a $25 million grant to the Fund for Advancement of Education.
  • 1959 The FCC applies the equal time rule to TV newscasts of political candidates.
  • 1962 Mercury astronaut John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit the Earth.
  • 1965 Ranger 8 hits the moon and sends back 7,000 photos to the United States.
  • 1982 Carnegie Hall in New York begins $20 million in renovations.