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Weather in northwest Orange County for Friday, April 10, 2020:

Today:

Showers likely, mainly before noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 64. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tonight:

Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Temperatures are expected to remain in the 60s, with mostly sunny skies.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1790 The U.S. patent system is established.
  • 1794 Birth of Matthew C. Perry, American naval officer, opened Japan to trade with the west.
  • 1827 Birth of Lew Wallace, Civil War general, lawyer, diplomat and author of Ben Hur.
  • 1862 Union forces begin the bombardment of Fort Pulaski in Georgia along the Tybee River.
  • 1865 At Appomattox Court, Va, General Robert E. Lee issues his last orders to the Army of Northern Virginia.
  • 1866 The American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is formed.
  • 1880 Birth of Frances Perkins, U.S. labor secretary, first female cabinet member.
  • 1903 Birth of Clare Boothe Luce, reporter, U.S. ambassador to the Vatican.
  • 1912 The Titanic begins her maiden voyage which will end in disaster.
  • 1925 F. Scott Fitzgerald publishes The Great Gatsby.
  • 1930 The first synthetic rubber is produced.
  • 1941 U.S. troops occupy Greenland to prevent Nazi infiltration.
  • 1947 Jackie Robinson becomes the first black to play major league baseball as he takes the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
  • 1971 The American table tennis team arrives in China.