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Weather in northwest Orange County for Wednesday, January 15, 2020:

Today:

Sunny, with a high near 64. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

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

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

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1716 Birth of Philip Livingston, signatory to the Declaration of Independence.
  • 1811 In a secret session, Congress plans to annex Spanish East Florida.
  • 1865 Union troops capture Fort Fisher, North Carolina.
  • 1908 Birth of Edward Teller, Hungarian-born U.S. physicist known as the “Father of the H-bomb.”
  • 1913 The first telephone line between Berlin and New York is inaugurated.
  • 1920 The Dry Law goes into effect in the United States. Selling liquor and beer becomes illegal.
  • 1920 The United States approves a $150 million loan to Poland, Austria and Armenia to aid in their war with the Russian communists.
  • 1927 The Dumbarton Bridge opens in San Francisco carrying the first auto traffic across the bay.
  • 1929 The U.S. Senate ratifies the Kellogg-Briand anti-war pact.
  • 1930 Amelia Earhart sets an aviation record for women at 171 mph in a Lockheed Vega.
  • 1944 The U.S. Fifth Army successfully breaks the German Winter Line in Italy with the capture of Mount Trocchio.
  • 1967 Some 462 Yale faculty members call for an end to the bombing in North Vietnam.
  • 1973 Four of six remaining Watergate defendants plead guilty.
  • 1973 US President Richard Nixon announces the suspension of offensive action by US troops in Vietnam.
  • 1976 Sara Jane Moore sentenced to life in prison for her failed attempt to assassinate US President Gerald Ford.
  • 1991 UN deadline for Iraq to withdraw its forces from occupied Kuwait passes, setting the stage for Operation Desert Storm.
  • 2001 Wikipedia goes online.