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Weather in northwest Orange County for Friday, April 3, 2020:


Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 67. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.


Increasing clouds, with a low around 52. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable.

Temperatures are expected to remain in the 60s, with a chance of precipitation next week.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1783 Birth of Washington Irving, American writer (The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Rip Van Winkle).
  • 1822 Birth of Edward Everett Hale, American clergyman and author (Man without a Country).
  • 1823 Birth of William Macy “Boss” Tweed, New York City political boss.
  • 1860 The Pony Express connects St. Joseph, Missouri and Sacramento, California.
  • 1862 Slavery is abolished in Washington, D.C.
  • 1865 Union forces occupy the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia.
  • 1882 The American outlaw Jesse James is shot in the back and killed by his cousin, Bob Ford.
  • 1888 Birth of Gertrude Bridget “Ma” Rainey, American singer, “the mother of the blues.”
  • 1898 Birth of Henry R. Luce, magazine publisher, founder of Time, Fortune and Life.
  • 1910 Alaska’s Mount McKinley, the highest mountain in North America is climbed.
  • 1920 F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayre are married at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City.
  • 1924 Birth of Doris Von Kappelhoff [Doris Day], American singer and actress.
  • 1936 Bruno Hauptmann, killer of the Lindbergh baby, is executed.
  • 1942 The Japanese begin their all-out assault on the U.S. and Filipino troops at Bataan.
  • 1944 The U.S. Supreme Court rules that black citizens are eligible to vote in all elections, including primaries.
  • 1948 President Harry Truman signs Marshall Plan. It will revive war-torn Europe.
  • 1972 Charlie Chaplin returns to the United States after a twenty-year absence.
  • 1984 Coach John Thompson of Georgetown University becomes the first African-American coach to win an NCAA basketball tournament.