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

Today:

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Tonight:

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

High temperatures are forecast to remain in the 70s through most of the week.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1512 Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon sights Florida.
  • 1814 U.S. troops under Gen. Andrew Jackson inflict a crushing defeat on the Creek Indians at Horshoe Bend in Northern Alabama.
  • 1836 The Mexican army massacres Texan rebels at Goliad.
  • 1866 President Andrew Johnson vetoes the civil rights bill, which later becomes the 14th amendment.
  • 1879 Birth of Edward Steichen, pioneer of American photography.
  • 1884 The first long-distance telephone call is made from Boston to New York.
  • 1912 The first cherry blossom trees, a gift from Japan, are planted in Washington, D.C.
  • 1933 Some 55,000 people stage a protest against Hitler in New York.
  • 1941 Takeo Yoshikawa arrives in Oahu, Hawaii, to begin spying for Japan on the U.S. fleet at Pearl Harbor.
  • 1945 General Dwight Eisenhower declares that the German defenses on the Western Front have been broken.
  • 1952 Elements of the U.S. Eighth Army reach the 38th parallel in Korea, the original dividing line between the two Koreas.
  • 1958 The United States announces a plan to explore space near the moon.
  • 1976 Washington, D.C. opens its subway system.