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Weather in northwest Orange County for Wednesday, March 25, 2020:

Today:

A slight chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 64. Light and variable wind becoming west 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight:

A slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 46. West wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

A slight chance of showers will return midweek, followed by sunny skies and below-average temperatures through the weekend.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1634 Lord Baltimore founds the Catholic colony of Maryland.
  • 1655 Puritans jail Governor Stone after a military victory over Catholic forces in the colony of Maryland.
  • 1668 The first horse race in America takes place.
  • 1776 The Continental Congress authorizes a medal for General George Washington.
  • 1797 Birth of John Winebrenner, U.S. clergyman who founded the Church of God.
  • 1813 The frigate USS Essex flies the first U.S. flag in battle in the Pacific.
  • 1865 Confederate forces capture Fort Stedman, during the siege of Petersburg, Va.
  • 1867 Birth of Gutzon Borglum, sculptor of Mount Rushmore.
  • 1905 Rebel battle flags that were captured during the American Civil War are returned to the South.
  • 1911 A fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company, a sweatshop in New York City, claims the lives of 146 workers.
  • 1915 The first submarine disaster occurs when a U.S. F-4 sinks off the Hawaiian coast.
  • 1925 Birth of (Mary) Flannery O’Connor, novelist and short story writer.
  • 1940 The United States agrees to give Britain and France access to all American warplanes.
  • 1953 The USS Missouri fires on targets at Kojo, North Korea, the last time her guns fire until the Persian Gulf War of 1992.
  • 1965 Martin Luther King Jr. leads a group of 25,000 to the state capital in Montgomery, Ala.
  • 1975 Hue is lost and Da Nang is endangered by North Vietnamese forces. The United States orders a refugee airlift to remove those in danger.
  • 1981 The U.S. Embassy in San Salvador is damaged when gunmen attack, firing rocket propelled grenades and machine guns.
  • 1986 President Ronald Reagan orders emergency aid for the Honduran army. U.S. helicopters take Honduran troops to the Nicaraguan border.