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Weather in northwest Orange County for Sunday, March 31, 2019:

Today:

Sunny, with a high near 85. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. 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 remain the mid-80s before dropping back into the 70s, with a slight chance of showers in the back half of the week.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1776 Abigail Adams writes to husband John that women are “determined to foment a rebellion” if the new Declaration of Independence fails to guarantee their rights.
  • 1809 Birth of Edward Fitzgerald, American writer.
  • 1862 Skirmishing between Rebels and Union forces takes place at Island 10 on the Mississippi River.
  • 1878 Birth of Jack Johnson, first Africa-American boxer to become the world heavyweight champion.
  • 1880 The first electric street lights ever installed by a municipality are turned on in Wabash, Indiana.
  • 1916 General John Pershing and his army rout Pancho Villa’s army in Mexico.
  • 1917 The United States purchases the Virgin Islands from Denmark for $25 million.
  • 1918 Daylight Savings Time goes into effect throughout the United States for the first time.
  • 1933 To relieve rampant unemployment, Congress authorizes the Civilian Conservation Corps.
  • 1940 La Guardia airport in New York officially opens to the public.
  • 1945 The United States and Britain bar a Soviet supported provisional regime in Warsaw from entering the U.N. meeting in San Francisco.
  • 1966 An estimated 200,000 anti-war demonstrators march in New York City.
  • 1967 President Lyndon Johnson signs the Consular Treaty, the first bi-lateral pact with the Soviet Union since the Bolshevik Revolution.
  • 1970 U.S. forces in Vietnam down a MIG-21, the first since September 1968.
  • 1980 President Jimmy Carter deregulates the banking industry.