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Weather in northwest Orange County for Friday, November 1, 2019:

Today:

Sunny, with a high near 80. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Mostly clear, with a low around 48. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Highs are expected to remain in the mid to upper 70s, with mostly sunny skies.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1861 The U.S. gunboat Penguin seizes the Confederate blockade runner Albion carrying supplies worth almost $100,000.
  • 1862 President Abraham Lincoln gives the State of the Union address to the 37th Congress.
  • 1863 Birth of Oliver Herford, American humorist and poet.
  • 1863 Belle Boyd, a Confederate spy, is released from prison in Washington.
  • 1881 Virgil, Wyatt and Morgan Earp are exonerated in court for their action in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Ariz.
  • 1909 President William Howard Taft severs official relations with Nicaragua’s Zelaya government and declares support for the revolutionaries.
  • 1918 An American army of occupation enters Germany.
  • 1941 The first Civil Air Patrol is organized in the United States.
  • 1941 Japan’s Tojo rejects U.S. proposals for a Pacific settlement as fantastic and unrealistic.
  • 1942 National gasoline rationing goes into effect in the United States.
  • 1955 Rosa Parks refuses to sit in the back of a Montgomery, Alabama, bus, defying the South’s segregationist laws.
  • 1969 America’s first draft lottery since 1942 is held.
  • 1981 AIDS virus officially recognized.
  • 1986 Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North pleads the 5th Amendment before a Senate panel investigating the Iran-Contra arms sale.
  • 2001 Trans World Airlines’ final flight following the carrier’s purchase by American Airlines; TWA began operating 76 years earlier. The final flight, 220, piloted by Capt. Bill Compton, landed at St. Louis International Airport.