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Weather in northwest Orange County for Wednesday, January 8, 2020:

Today:

Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 65. South wind around 5 mph.

Tonight:

Partly cloudy, with a low around 46. South wind around 5 mph becoming east after midnight.

Highs are forecast to remain in the mid-60s, with lows in the mid-40s.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1786 Birth of Nicholas Biddle, head of the first United States bank.
  • 1815 A rag-tag army under Andrew Jackson defeats the British on the fields of Chalmette in the Battle of New Orleans.
  • 1892 A coal mine explosion kills 100 in McAlister, Oklahoma.
  • 1908 A subway line opens linking the New York boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan.
  • 1935 Birth of Elvis Presley, rock ‘n roll singer, actor in over thirty films.
  • 1946 President Harry S. Truman vows to stand by the Yalta accord on self-determination for the Balkans.
  • 1954 President Dwight Eisenhower proposes stripping convicted Communists of their U.S. citizenship.
  • 1963 President John F. Kennedy attends the unveiling of the Mona Lisa.
  • 1975 Ella T. Grasso becomes Governor of Connecticut, the first female governor in the US who did not come into office by succeeding her husband.
  • 1979 The United States advises the Shah to leave Iran.
  • 1982 AT&T agrees to divest 22 subdivisions as part of an antitrust agreement.
  • 2002 US President George W. Bush signs into law the No Child Left Behind Act, intended to improve America’s educational system.
  • 2011 An attempted assassination of Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords is part of a shooting spree in which Jared Lee Loughner kills 6 and wounds 13.