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Weather in northwest Orange County for Sunday, April 12, 2020:

Today:

A slight chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 62. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight:

A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Temperatures are expected to gradually rise, with mostly sunny skies.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1770 Parliament repeals the Townsend Acts.
  • 1777 Birth of Henry Clay, the “Great Compromiser”, American politician and statesman who ran unsuccessfully for president three times.
  • 1782 The British Navy wins a major naval engagement against the colonists in the American Revolution at the Battle of Saints, off Dominica.
  • 1791 Birth of Francis Preston Blair, Washington Globe newspaper editor.
  • 1811 The first colonists arrive at Cape Disappointment, Washington.
  • 1838 Birth of John Shaw Billings, American librarian, army physician.1861 Fort Sumter is shelled by the Confederacy, starting America’s Civil War.
  • 1864 Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest captures Fort Pillow, in Tennessee.
  • 1877 The first catcher’s mask is used in a baseball game.
  • 1916 American cavalrymen and Mexican bandit troops clash at Parral, Mexico.
  • 1944 The U.S. Twentieth Air Force is activated to begin the strategic bombing of Japan.
  • 1945 President Franklin D. Roosevelt dies at Warm Spring, Georgia. Harry S. Truman becomes president.
  • 1954 Bill Haley records “Rock Around the Clock.”
  • 1955 Dr. Jonas Salk’s discovery of a polio vaccine is announced.
  • 1963 Police use dogs and cattle prods on peaceful civil rights demonstrators in Birmingham, Alabama.
  • 1966 Emmett Ashford becomes the first African-American major league umpire.
  • 1983 Harold Washington is elected the first black mayor of Chicago.