Weather in northwest Orange County for Wednesday, February 27, 2019:

Today:

Partly sunny, with a high near 64. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

A chance of rain after 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Cloudiness will build as chance of rain increases towards the end of the week.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1807 Born: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet.
  • 1827 The first Mardi-Gras celebration is held in New Orleans.
  • 1864 The first Union prisoners arrive at Andersonville Prison in Georgia.
  • 1865 Confederate raider William Quantrill and his bushwackers attack Hickman, Kentucky, shooting women and children.
  • 1886 Born: Hugo Black, US Supreme Court justice.
  • 1891 Born: David Sarnoff, RCA board chairman and a pioneer of US television
  • 1902 Born: John Steinbeck, American novelist (The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men).
  • 1908 The forty-sixth star is added to the US flag, signifying Oklahoma’s admission to statehood.
  • 1917 Born: John Connally, Texas Governor, wounded in the assassination of President John Kennedy.
  • 1920 The United States rejects a Soviet peace offer as propaganda.
  • 1925 Glacier Bay National Monument is dedicated in Alaska.
  • 1969 Thousands of students protest President Richard Nixon’s arrival in Rome.
  • 1973 US Supreme Court rules that a Virginia pool club can’t bar residents because of color.
  • 1988 Debi Thomas becomes the first African American to win a medal at the Winter Olympics.