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Weather in northwest Orange County for Thursday, March 28, 2019:

Today:

Partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 69. Light southwest wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Tonight:

Mostly clear, with a low around 50. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

High temperatures are forecast to rise into the mid-80s over the weekend before dropping back into the 70s.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1652 Birth of Samuel Sewall, British colonial merchant and one of the Salem witch trial judges.
  • 1774 Britain passes the Coercive Act against rebellious Massachusetts.
  • 1818 Birth of Wade Hampton, Confederate general in the American Civil War.
  • 1864 A group of Copperheads attack Federal soldiers in Charleston, Illinois. Five are killed and twenty wounded.
  • 1885 The Salvation Army is officially organized in the United States.
  • 1908 Automobile owners lobby Congress in support of a bill that calls for vehicle licensing and federal registration.
  • 1921 President Warren Harding names William Howard Taft as chief justice of the United States.
  • 1930 Birth of Jerome Isaac Friedman, American physicist, helped confirm the existence of quarks.
  • 1962 The U.S. Air Force announces research into the use of lasers to intercept missiles and satellites.
  • 1969 Dwight D. Eisenhower dies at Walter Reed General Hospital in Washington, D.C.
  • 1979 A major accident occurs at Pennsylvania’s Three Mile Island nuclear power plant
  • 1986 The U.S. Senate passes $100 million aid package for the Nicaraguan contras.
  • 1990 Jesse Owens receives the Congressional Gold Medal from President George Bush.
  • 1999 An American Stealth F117 Nighthawk is shot down over northern Yugoslavia during NATO air strikes.