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Weather in northwest Orange County for Thursday, October 17, 2019:


Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 73. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.


Increasing clouds, with a low around 57. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Highs are expected to rise, reaching the mid/upper 80s by the new week and sunny skies all week.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1691 Maine and Plymouth are incorporated in Massachusetts.
  • 1777 British Maj. Gen. John Burgoyne surrenders 5,000 men at Saratoga, N.Y.
  • 1821 Birth of Alexander Gardner, American photographer who documented the Civil War and the West.
  • 1859 Birth of Childe Hassam, American impressionist painter and illustrator.
  • 1863 General Ulysses S. Grant is named overall Union Commander of the West.
  • 1877 Brigadier General Alfred Terry meets with Sitting Bull in Canada to discuss the Indians’ return to the United States.
  • 1918 Birth of Rita Hayworth, film actress.
  • 1933 Due to rising anti-Semitism and anti-intellectualism in Hitler’s Germany, Albert Einstein immigrates to the United States. He makes his new home in Princeton, N.J.
  • 1941 The U.S. destroyer Kearney is damaged by a German U-boat torpedo off Iceland; 11 Americans are killed.
  • 1989 The worst earthquake in 82 years strikes San Francisco bay area minutes before the start of a World Series game there. The earthquake registers 6.9 on the Richter scale–67 are killed and damage is estimated at $10 billion.