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Weather in northwest Orange County for Monday, February 17, 2020:

Today:

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

Tonight:

Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 47. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Mostly sunny skies are forecast, with highs expected in the low to mid 70s, gradually dropping as the week progresses, and lows in the 40s.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1774 Birth of Raphaelle Peale, U.S. painter
  • 1801 The House of Representatives breaks an electoral college tie and chooses Thomas Jefferson over Aaron Burr.
  • 1864 The Confederate submarine Hunley sinks the USS Housatonic in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina.
  • 1865 The South Carolina capital city, Columbia, is destroyed by fire as Major General William Tecumseh Sherman marches through.
  • 1874 Birth of Thomas J. Watson Sr., U.S. industrialist.
  • 1902 Birth of Marian Anderson, American singer.
  • 1908 Birth of Walter Lanier “Red” Barber, baseball announcer for the Cincinnati Reds, the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Yankees.
  • 1909 Apache chief Geronimo dies of pneumonia at age 80, while still in captivity at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
  • 1925 The first issue of Harold Ross’ magazine, The New Yorker, hits the stands, selling for 15 cents a copy.
  • 1935 Thirty-one prisoners escape an Oklahoma prison after murdering a guard.
  • 1944 U.S forces land on Eniwetok atoll in the South Pacific.
  • 1945 Gen. MacArthur’s troops land on Corregidor in the Philippines.
  • 1951 Packard introduces its “250” Chassis Convertible.
  • 1959 The United States launches its first weather station in space, Vanguard II.
  • 1960 Martin Luther King Jr. is arrested in the Alabama bus boycott.
  • 1973 President Richard Nixon names Patrick Gray director of the FBI.