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Weather in northwest Orange County for Friday, March 6, 2020:

Today:

Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Tonight:

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. South wind around 5 mph.

High temperatures are expected drop back into 60s, with a chance of showers early in the next week.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1521 Ferdinand Magellan discovers Guam.
  • 1820 The Missouri Compromise is enacted by Congress and signed by President James Monroe, providing for the admission of Missouri into the Union as a slave state, but prohibits slavery in the rest of the northern Louisiana Purchase territory.
  • 1831 Birth of Philip Henry Sheridan, Union Army general.
  • 1836 After fighting for 13 days, the Alamo falls.
  • 1857 The Supreme Court’s Dred Scott decision holds that blacks cannot be citizens.
  • 1860 While campaigning for the presidency, Abraham Lincoln makes a speech defending the right to strike.
  • 1862 The USS Monitor left New York with a crew of 63, seven officers and 56 seamen.
  • 1884 Over 100 suffragists, led by Susan B. Anthony, present President Chester A. Arthur with a demand that he voice support for female suffrage.
  • 1888 Louisa May Alcott dies just hours after the burial of her father.
  • 1899 Aspirin is patented following Felix Hoffman’s discoveries about the properties of acetylsalicylic acid.
  • 1908 Birth of Lou Costello, American comedian, partner of Bud Abbott.
  • 1965 The United States announces that it will send 3,500 troops to Vietnam.
  • 1967 President Lyndon B. Johnson announces his plan to establish a draft lottery.
  • 1973 President Richard Nixon imposes price controls on oil and gas.
  • 1980 Islamic militants in Tehran say that they will turn over the American hostages to the Revolutionary Council.
  • 1981 President Reagan announces plans to cut 37,000 federal jobs.