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Weather in northwest Orange County for Sunday, January 19, 2020:

Today:

Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. Calm wind.

Highs are forecast to remain above average over the weekend before dropping back to more seasonable levels.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1807 Birth of Robert E. Lee, Confederate general during the American Civil War.
  • 1809 Birth of Edgar Allan Poe, American author and poet (“Fall of the House of Usher,” “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Raven,” “Annabel Lee.”)
  • 1847 New Mexico Governor Charles Bent is slain by Pueblo Indians in Taos.
  • 1861 Georgia secedes from the Union.
  • 1931 The Wickersham Committee issues a report asking for revisions in the dry law, but no repeal.
  • 1937 Howard Hughes flies from Los Angeles to New York in seven hours and 22 minutes.
  • 1968 Cambodia charges that the United States and South Vietnam have crossed the border and killed three Cambodians.
  • 1981 The United States and Iran sign an accord on a hostage release in Algiers.