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Weather in northwest Orange County for Sunday, November 17, 2019:

Today:

Sunny, with a high near 90. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph.

Tonight:

Clear, with a low around 53. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph.

Temperatures are forecast to sharply by Tuesday as a weather front moves into the area, with a chance of showers around midweek.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1800 The Sixth Congress (2nd session) convenes for the first time in Washington, D.C.
  • 1842 A grim abolitionist meeting is held in Marlboro Chapel, Boston, after the imprisonment of a mulatto named George Latimer, one of the first fugitive slaves to be apprehended in Massachusetts.
  • 1862 Union General Ambrose Burnside marches north out of Washington, D.C., to begin the Fredericksburg campaign.
  • 1916 Birth of Shelby Foote, American writer, famous for his three-volume narrative on America’s Civil War.
  • 1918 Influenza deaths reported in the United States have far exceeded World War I casualties.
  • 1931 Charles Lindbergh inaugurates Pan Am service from Cuba to South America in the Sikorsky flying boat American Clipper.
  • 1965 The NVA ambushes American troops of the 7th Cavalry at Landing Zone Albany in the Ia Drang Valley, almost wiping them out.
  • 1967 The American Surveyor 6 makes a six-second flight on the moon, the first liftoff on the lunar surface.
  • 1980 WHHM Television in Washington, D.C., becomes the first African-American public-broadcasting television station.
  • 1993 US House of Representatives passes resolution to establish the North American Free Trade Agreement.