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Weather in northwest Orange County for Friday, May 24, 2019:

Today:

Sunny, with a high near 71. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Tonight:

Increasing clouds, with a low around 56. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light southwest in the evening.

A slight chance of showers will be possible through much of the week, otherwise mostly sunny skies with highs in the low 70s.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1607 Captain Christopher Newport and 105 followers found the colony of Jamestown at the mouth of the James River on the coast of Virginia.
  • 1610 Sir Thomas Gates institutes “laws divine moral and marshal, ” a harsh civil code for Jamestown.
  • 1624 After years of unprofitable operation, Virginia’s charter is revoked and it becomes a royal colony.
  • 1764 Boston lawyer James Otis denounces “taxation without representation,” calling for the colonies to unite in opposition to Britain’s new tax measures.
  • 1844 Samuel Morse taps out the first telegraph message.
  • 1846 General Zachary Taylor captures Monterey.
  • 1861 General Benjamin Butler declares slaves to be the contraband of war.
  • 1863 Bushwackers led by Captain William Marchbanks attack a Federal militia party in Nevada, Missouri.
  • 1878 The first American bicycle race is held in Boston.
  • 1895 Birth of Samuel I. Newhouse, American publisher.
  • 1951 Willie Mays begins playing for the New York Giants.
  • 1961 Civil rights activists are arrested in Jackson, Mississippi.