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Weather in northwest Orange County for Friday, February 7, 2020:

Today:

Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 69. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Patchy fog after 10pm. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low around 48. Calm wind.

A chance of showers is possible early next week, with highs in the 60s and lows in the 40s.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1804 Birth of John Deere, farm equipment manufacturer
  • 1818 The first successful U.S. educational magazine, Academician, begins publication in New York City.
  • 1867 Birth of Laura Ingalls Wilder, author whose works were the basis for television’s Little House on the Prairie.
  • 1882 American pugilist John L. Sullivan becomes the last of the bare-knuckle world heavyweight champions with his defeat of Patty Ryan in Mississippi City.
  • 1885 Birth of Sinclair Lewis, novelist of satire and realism. (Arrowsmith, Elmer Gantry).
  • 1926 Negro History Week, originated by Carter G. Woodson, is observed for the first time.
  • 1928 The United States signs an arbitration treaty with France.
  • 1931 Amelia Earhart weds George Putnam in Connecticut.
  • 1950 The United States recognizes Vietnam under the leadership of Emperor Bao Dai, not Ho Chi Minh who is recognized by the Soviets.
  • 1963 The Mona Lisa is put on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
  • 1964 The British band The Beatles are greeted by 25,000 fans upon their arrival in the United States at JFK Airport.
  • 1965 U.S. jets hit Dong Hoi guerrilla base in reprisal for the Viet Cong raids.
  • 1968 North Vietnamese use 11 Soviet-built light tanks to overrun the U.S. Special Forces camp at Lang Vei at the end of an 18-hour long siege.