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Weather in northwest Orange County for Saturday, January 25, 2020:

Today:

Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Increasing clouds, with a low around 48. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Highs are forecast to remain in the low to mid 70s for the week.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1787 Small farmers in Springfield, Massachusetts led by Daniel Shays, revolt against tax laws. Federal troops break up the protesters of what becomes known as Shay’s Rebellion.
  • 1846 The dreaded Corn Laws, which taxed imported oats, wheat and barley, are repealed by the British Parliament.
  • 1904 Two-hundred coal miners are trapped in their Pennsylvania mine after an explosion.
  • 1915 Alexander Graham Bell in New York and Thomas Watson in San Francisco make a record telephone transmission.
  • 1918 Austria and Germany reject U.S. peace proposals.
  • 1929 Members of the New York Stock Exchange ask for an additional 275 seats.
  • 1930 New York police rout a Communist rally at the Town Hall.
  • 1949 Axis Sally, who broadcasted Nazi propaganda to U.S. troops in Europe, stands trial in the United States for war crimes.
  • 1951 The U.S. Eighth Army in Korea launches Operation Thunderbolt, a counter attack to push the Chinese Army north of the Han River.
  • 1955 Columbia University scientists develop an atomic clock that is accurate to within one second in 300 years.
  • 1956 Khrushchev says that he believes that Eisenhower is sincere in his efforts to abolish war.
  • 1959 American Airlines begins its first coast-to-coast flight service on a Boeing 707.
  • 1972 Shirley Chisholm, the first African American woman elected to U.S. Congress, announces candidacy for president.
  • 1972 Nixon airs the eight-point peace plan for Vietnam, asking for POW release in return for withdrawal.
  • 1984 President Reagan endorses the development of the first U.S. permanently-manned space station.