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Weather in northwest Orange County for Friday, February 14, 2020:

Today:

Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 47. Calm wind.

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

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1779 American Loyalists are defeated by Patriots at Kettle Creek, Ga.
  • 1817 Birth of Frederick Douglass, slave, and later, activist and author.
  • 1848 James Polk becomes the first U.S. President to be photographed in office by Matthew Brady.
  • 1859 Birth of George Washington Gale Ferris, inventor of the Ferris Wheel.
  • 1859 Oregon is admitted as the thirty-third state.
  • 1870 Esther Morris becomes the world’s first female justice of the peace.
  • 1876 Rival inventors Elisha Gray and Alexander Graham Bell both apply for patents for the telephone.
  • 1894 Birth of Jack Benny, comedian, radio and television performer, and violinist.
  • 1894 Birth of Mary Lucinda Cardwell Dawson, founded the National Negro Opera Company (NNOC) and was appointed to President John F. Kennedy’s National Committee on Music.
  • 1904 The “Missouri Kid” is captured in Kansas.
  • 1912 Arizona becomes the 48th state in the Union.
  • 1915 Kaiser Wilhelm II invites the U.S. Ambassador to Berlin in order to confer on the war.
  • 1920 The League of Women Voters is formed in Chicago in celebration of the imminent ratification of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote.
  • 1924 Thomas Watson founds International Business Machines Corp.
  • 1929 Chicago gang war between Al Capone and George “Bugs” Moran culminates with several Moran confederates being gunned down in the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre.
  • 1949 The United States charges the Soviet Union with interning up to 14 million in labor camps.
  • 1955 A Jewish couple loses their fight to adopt Catholic twins as the U.S. Supreme Court refuses to rule on state law.
  • 1957 The Georgia state senate outlaws interracial athletics.
  • 1965 Malcolm X’s home is firebombed. No injuries are reported.
  • 1973 The United States and Hanoi set up a group to channel reconstruction aid directly to Hanoi.
  • 1979 Armed guerrillas attack the U.S. embassy in Tehran.