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Weather in northwest Orange County for Friday, February 21, 2020:

Today:

Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Light south wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Rain and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly after 4am. Low around 51. South wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Mostly sunny skies are forecast, with highs to seesaw between the 60s to mid-70s. There is a chance of showers from Friday night into Saturday.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1775 As troubles with Great Britain increase, colonists in Massachusetts vote to buy military equipment for 15,000 men.
  • 1828 The first issue of the Cherokee Phoenix is printed, both in English and in the newly invented Cherokee alphabet.
  • 1862 The Texas Rangers win a Confederate victory in the Battle of Val Verde, New Mexico.
  • 1878 The world’s first telephone book is issued by the New Haven Connecticut Telephone Company containing the names of its 50 subscribers.
  • 1885 The Washington Monument is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
  • 1920 Birth of Robert S. Johnson, American World War II fighter ace who shot down 27 German planes.
  • 1951 The U.S. Eighth Army launches Operation Killer, a counterattack to push Chinese forces north of the Han River in Korea.
  • 1956 A grand jury in Montgomery, Alabama indicts 115 in a Negro bus boycott.
  • 1972 Richard Nixon arrives in Beijing, China, becoming the first U.S. president to visit a country not diplomatically recognized by the U.S.
  • 1974 A report claims that the use of defoliants by the U.S. has scarred Vietnam for a century.