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Weather in northwest Orange County for Saturday, February 22, 2020:

Today:

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly before 4pm, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. High near 65. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight:

A slight chance of showers before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Southwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

High temperatures are expected to rise to well above normal, reaching into the low 80s by Tuesday and remaining there for several days.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1732 Birth of George Washington, Commander-in-chief of Continental forces during the American Revolution and first U.S. President.
  • 1778 Birth of Rembrandt Peale, American painter known for portraits of U.S. founding fathers.
  • 1819 Spain signs a treaty with the United States ceding eastern Florida.
  • 1825 Russia and Britain establish the Alaska/Canada boundary.
  • 1862 Jefferson Davis is inaugurated president of the Confederacy in Richmond, Va. for the second time.
  • 1864 Nathan Bedford Forrest’s brother, Jeffrey, is killed at Okolona, Mississippi.
  • 1865 Federal troops capture Wilmington, N.C.
  • 1879 Frank Winfield Woolworth’s ‘nothing over five cents’ shop opens at Utica, New York. It is the first chain store.
  • 1902 A fistfight breaks out in the Senate. Senator Benjamin Tillman suffers a bloody nose for accusing Senator John McLaurin of bias on the Philippine tariff issue.
  • 1909 The Great White Fleet returns to Norfolk, Virginia, from an around-the-world show of naval power.
  • 1920 The American Relief Administration appeals to the public to pressure Congress to aid starving European cities.
  • 1924 Columbia University declares radio education a success.
  • 1935 All plane flights over the White House are barred because they are disturbing President Roosevelt’s sleep.
  • 1942 President Franklin Roosevelt orders Gen. Douglas MacArthur to leave the Philippines.
  • 1951 The Atomic Energy Commission discloses information about the first atom-powered airplane.
  • 1954 U.S. is to install 60 Thor nuclear missiles in Britain.
  • 1962 A Soviet bid for new Geneva arms talks is turned down by the U.S.
  • 1963 Moscow warns the U.S. that an attack on Cuba would mean war.
  • 1967 Operation Junction City becomes the largest U.S. operation in Vietnam.
  • 1984 Britain and the U.S. send warships to the Persian Gulf following an Iranian offensive against Iraq.