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Weather in northwest Orange County for Friday, December 13, 2019:

Today:

Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

High temperatures are expected to remain in the mid to upper 60s, with mostly sunny skies for at least the next week.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1814 General Andrew Jackson announces martial law in New Orleans, Louisiana, as British troops disembark at Lake Borne, 40 miles east of the city.
  • 1862 The Battle of Fredericksburg ends with the bloody slaughter of onrushing Union troops at Marye’s Heights. Maine’s Colonel Chamberlain at Marye’s Heights.
  • 1951 After meeting with FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, President Harry S Truman vows to purge all disloyal government workers.
  • 1968 President Lyndon B. Johnson and Mexico’s President Gustavo Diaz Ordaz meet on a bridge at El Paso, Texas, to officiate at ceremonies returning the long-disputed El Chamizal area to the Mexican side of the border.
  • 1972 Astronaut Gene Cernan climbs into his lunar lander on the moon and prepares to lift off. He is the last man to set foot on the moon.
  • 1985 France sues the United States over the discovery of an AIDS serum.