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Weather in northwest Orange County for Thursday, February 27, 2020:


Sunny, with a high near 88. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the afternoon.


Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

High temperatures are expected to return to more seasonable levels by Sunday with a chance of showers over the weekend.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1807 Birth of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet.
  • 1827 The first Mardi-Gras celebration is held in New Orleans.
  • 1864 The first Union prisoners arrive at Andersonville Prison in Georgia.
  • 1865 Confederate raider William Quantrill and his bushwackers attack Hickman, Kentucky, shooting women and children.
  • 1886 Birth of Hugo Black, U.S. Supreme Court justice.
  • 1902 Birth of John Steinbeck, American novelist (The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men).
  • 1908 The forty-sixth star is added to the U.S. flag, signifying Oklahoma’s admission to statehood.
  • 1917 Birth of John Connally, Texas Governor, wounded in the assassination of President John Kennedy.
  • 1920 The United States rejects a Soviet peace offer as propaganda.
  • 1925 Glacier Bay National Monument is dedicated in Alaska.
  • 1939 The Supreme Court outlaws sit-down strikes.
  • 1953 F-84 Thunderjets raid North Korean base on Yalu River.
  • 1969 Thousands of students protest President Richard Nixon’s arrival in Rome.
  • 1973 U.S. Supreme Court rules that a Virginia pool club can’t bar residents because of color.
  • 1988 Debi Thomas becomes the first African American to win a medal at the Winter Olympics.