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Weather in northwest Orange County for Sunday, March 29, 2020:

Today:

Patchy drizzle before 11am, then a slight chance of showers after 11am. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 67. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight:

Partly cloudy, with a low around 50. West wind 10 to 15 mph becoming light and variable after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Temperatures are expected to rise into the upper 70s with mostly sunny skies in the new week, peaking on Tuesday.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1638 A permanent European colony is established in present-day Delaware.
  • 1790 Birth of John Tyler, 10th President of the United States (1841-1845).
  • 1835 Birth of Elihu Thomson, the English-born American inventor of electric welding and arc lighting.
  • 1847 U.S. troops under General Winfield Scott take possession of the Mexican stronghold at Vera Cruz.
  • 1867 The United States purchases Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million dollars.
  • 1867 Birth of Cy Young, major league baseball pitcher with the most wins (509 or 511 total).
  • 1875 Birth of Lou Henry Hoover, first lady President Herbert Hoover.
  • 1888 Birth of James E. Casey, founder of the United Parcel Service
  • 1903 A regular news service begins between New York and London on Marconi’s wireless.
  • 1916 Birth of Eugene McCarthy, U.S. senator and presidential candidate.
  • 1951 The Chinese reject Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s offer for a truce in Korea.
  • 1951 Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical The King and I opens on Broadway starring Gertrude Lawrence and Yul Brynner.
  • 1952 President Harry Truman removes himself from the presidential race.
  • 1961 The 23rd Amendment, allowing residents of Washington, D.C. to vote for president, is ratified.
  • 1971 Lt. William L. Calley Jr. is found guilty for his actions in the My Lai massacre.
  • 1973 The last U.S. troops withdraw from South Vietnam.
  • 1976 Eight Ohio National Guardsmen are indicted for shooting four Kent State students during an anti-war protest on May 4, 1970.