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Weather in northwest Orange County for Wednesday, June 12, 2019:

Today:

Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 81. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Increasing clouds, with a low around 62. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south after midnight.

High temperatures are expected to remain relatively pleasant in the 70s.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1849 The gas mask is patented by Lewis P. Haslett.
  • 1862 Confederate General J. E. B. Stuart begins his ride around the Union Army outside of Richmond, Virginia.
  • 1901 Cuba agrees to become an American protectorate by accepting the Platt Amendment.
  • 1915 Birth of David Rockefeller, international banker.
  • 1918 The first airplane bombing raid by an American unit occurs in France.
  • 1920 Republicans nominate Warren G. Harding for president and Calvin Coolidge for vice president.
  • 1921 President Warren Harding urges every young man to attend military training camp.
  • 1924 Birth of George H. W. Bush, 41st President of the United States (1989-1993).
  • 1931 Gangster Al Capone and 68 of his henchmen are indicted for violating Prohibition laws.
  • 1942 American bombers strike the oil refineries of Ploesti, Romania for the first time.
  • 1963 Black civil rights leader Medgar Evers is assassinated by a gunman outside his home in Jackson, Mississippi.
  • 1967 The Supreme Court rules that states cannot ban interracial marriages.
  • 1972 At a hearing in front the of a U.S. House of Representatives committee, Air Force General John Lavalle defends his orders on engagement in Vietnam.
  • 1977 David Berkowitz gets 25 years to life for the Son of Sam murders in New York.
  • 1985 The U.S. House of Representatives approves $27 million in aid to the Nicaraguan Contras.