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Weather in northwest Orange County for Saturday, January 4, 2020:

Today:

Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 70. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Partly cloudy, with a low around 46. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph.

Temperatures are expected to remain in the upper 60s to low 70s, with mostly sunny skies.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1863 Union General Henry Halleck, by direction of President Abraham Lincoln, orders General Ulysses Grant to revoke his infamous General Order No. 11 that expelled Jews from his operational area.
  • 1896 Utah becomes the 45th State of the Union.
  • 1902 France offers to sell their Nicaraguan Canal rights to the United States.
  • 1904 The U.S. Supreme Court decides in the Gonzales v. Williams case that Puerto Ricans are not aliens and can enter the United States freely, yet stops short of awarding citizenship.
  • 1914 Birth of Jane Wyman, American film actress, received Academy Award for Johnny Belinda; she was the first wife of future US President Ronald Reagan.
  • 1920 The Negro National League, the first black baseball league, is organized by Rube Foster.
  • 1935 President Franklin D. Roosevelt claims in his State of the Union message that the federal government will provide jobs for 3.5 million Americans on welfare.
  • 1936 Billboard magazine publishes its first music Hit Parade.
  • 1974 President Richard Nixon refuses to hand over tape recordings and documents that had been subpoenaed by the Senate Watergate Committee.
  • 1979 Ohio officials approve an out-of-court settlement awarding $675,000 to the victims and families in the 1970 shootings at Kent State University, in which four students were killed and nine wounded by National Guard troops.
  • 1999 Jesse “The Body” Ventura, a former professional wrestler, is sworn in as populist governor of Minnesota.
  • 2004 NASA Mars rover Spirit successfully lands on Mars.
  • 2007 Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-California) becomes the first female speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.