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Weather in northwest Orange County for Tuesday, March 31, 2020:

Today:

Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Temperatures are expected to remain in the low to mid 70s for the rest of the week.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1776 Abigail Adams writes to husband John that women are “determined to foment a rebellion” if the new Declaration of Independence fails to guarantee their rights.
  • 1809 Birth of Edward Fitzgerald, American writer.
  • 1862 Skirmishing between Rebels and Union forces takes place at Island 10 on the Mississippi River.
  • 1878 Birth of Jack Johnson, first African-American boxer to become the world heavyweight champion.
  • 1880 The first electric street lights ever installed by a municipality are turned on in Wabash, Indiana.
  • 1916 General John Pershing and his army rout Pancho Villa’s army in Mexico.
  • 1917 The United States purchases the Virgin Islands from Denmark for $25 million.
  • 1918 Daylight Saving Time goes into effect throughout the United States for the first time.
  • 1933 To relieve rampant unemployment, Congress authorizes the Civilian Conservation Corps .
  • 1940 La Guardia Airport in New York officially opens to the public.
  • 1945 The United States and Britain bar a Soviet supported provisional regime in Warsaw from entering the U.N. meeting in San Francisco.
  • 1966 An estimated 200,000 anti-war demonstrators march in New York City.
  • 1967 President Lyndon Johnson signs the Consular Treaty, the first bi-lateral pact with the Soviet Union since the Bolshevik Revolution.
  • 1970 U.S. forces in Vietnam down a MiG-21, the first since September 1968.
  • 1980 President Jimmy Carter deregulates the banking industry.