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Weather in northwest Orange County for Tuesday, January 7, 2020:

Today:

Sunny, with a high near 73. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Partly cloudy, with a low around 47. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph.

Highs are expected to return to more seasonable levels by midweek, followed by a slight chance of showers over the weekend.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1718 Birth of Israel Putnam, American Revolutionary War hero.
  • 1785 Frenchman Jean-Pierre Blanchard and American Dr. John Jeffries make the first crossing of the English Channel in a hydrogen balloon.
  • 1800 Birth of Millard Fillmore, 13th President of the United States.
  • 1865 Cheyenne and Sioux warriors attack Julesburg, Colo., in retaliation for the Sand Creek Massacre.
  • 1901 New York stock exchange trading exceeds two million shares for the first time in history.
  • 1944 The U.S. Air Force announces the production of the first jet-fighter, Bell P-59 Airacomet.
  • 1945 U.S. air ace Major Thomas B. McGuire, Jr. is killed in the Pacific.
  • 1955 Marian Anderson becomes the first African American to sing at the Metropolitan Opera House.
  • 1980 US President Jimmy Carter signs legislation providing $1.5 billion in loans to salvage Chrysler Corporation.
  • 1999 The impeachment trial of US President Bill Clinton opens in the US Senate.