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Weather in northwest Orange County for Friday, July 12, 2019:

Today:

Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 87. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 65. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

High temperatures are forecast to remain in the upper 80s for the weekend and into the new week, with mostly sunny skies.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1817 Birth of Henry David Thoreau, essayist, naturalist and poet (Walden).
  • 1895 Birth of R. Buckminster Fuller, architect and engineer.
  • 1908 Birth of Milton Berle, comedian, actor.
  • 1917 Birth of Andrew Wyeth, American painter.
  • 1954 President Dwight D. Eisenhower proposes a highway modernization program, with costs to be shared by federal and state governments.
  • 1957 The U.S. surgeon general, Leroy E. Burney, reports that there is a direct link between smoking and lung cancer.
  • 1974 G. Gordon Liddy, John Ehrlichman and two others are convicted of conspiracy and perjury in connection with the Watergate scandal.
  • 1984 Democratic presidential candidate Walter Mondale chooses Geraldine Ferraro as his running mate.