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Weather in northwest Orange County for Friday, January 17, 2020:


Mostly sunny, with a high near 64. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.


Partly cloudy, with a low around 45. Calm wind becoming northeast 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:

  • 1706 Birth of Benjamin Franklin, statesman, diplomat, scientist and inventor who helped draft the Declaration of Independence and wrote Poor Richard’s Almanac.
  • 1893 Queen Liliuokalani, the Hawaiian monarch, is overthrown by a group of American sugar planters led by Sanford Ballard Dole.
  • 1899 Birth of Al Capone, U.S. mobster known as “Scarface Al” who ran most of Chicago and the surrounding area.
  • 1985 A jury in New Jersey rules that terminally ill patients have the right to starve themselves.