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.