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Weather in northwest Orange County for Thursday, February 13, 2020:

Today:

Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 70. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 47.

Mostly sunny skies are expected for the remaining week, with highs in the 60s and lows in the 40s.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1862 The four-day Battle of Fort Donelson, Tennessee, begins.
  • 1865 The Confederacy approves the recruitment of slaves as soldiers, as long as the approval of their owners is gained.
  • 1866 Jesse James holds up his first bank.
  • 1914 The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is founded.
  • 1936 First Social Security checks are put in the mail.
  • 1953 The Pope asks the United States to grant clemency to convicted spies Ethel and Julius Rosenberg.
  • 1968 The United States sends 10,500 more combat troops to Vietnam.
  • 1970 General Motors is reportedly redesigning automobiles to run on unleaded fuel.
  • 1972 Enemy attacks in Vietnam decline for the third day as the United States continues its intensive bombing strategy.