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Weather in northwest Orange County for Saturday, March 30, 2019:

Today:

Sunny, with a high near 81. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Mostly clear, with a low around 53. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.

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

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1858 Hyman L. Lipman of Philadelphia patents the pencil with an eraser attached on one end.
  • 1867 Russian Baron Stoeckl and U.S. Secretary of State Seward complete the draft of a treaty ceding Alaska to the United States. The treaty is signed the following day.
  • 1870 The 15th amendment, guaranteeing the right to vote regardless of race, passes.
  • 1870 President U.S. Grant signs bill readmitting Texas to the Union, the last Confederate state readmitted.
  • 1909 The Queensboro Bridge in New York opens. It is the first double decker bridge and links Manhattan and Queens.
  • 1943 Rodgers and Hammerstein’s first collaboration, Oklahoma, opens on Broadway.
  • 1944 The U.S. fleet attacks Palau, near the Philippines.
  • 1950 President Harry S Truman denounces Senator Joe McCarthy as a saboteur of U.S. foreign policy.
  • 1981 President Ronald Reagan is shot and wounded in Washington, D.C. by John W. Hinckley Jr.