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Weather in northwest Orange County for Saturday, April 18, 2020:

Today:

A slight chance of showers before 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 64. Light west wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight:

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Temperatures are remain in the 60s until the new week, with partly to mostly sunny skies. Highs are expected to rise into the low 80s by the middle of the week.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1676 Sudbury, Massachusetts is attacked by Indians.
  • 1775 American revolutionaries Paul Revere and William Dawes ride though the towns of Massachusetts.
  • 1818 A regiment of Indians and blacks is defeated at the Battle of Suwannee, in Florida, ending the First Seminole War.
  • 1847 U.S. forces defeat Mexicans at Cerro Gordo in one of the bloodiest battle of the Mexican-American War.
  • 1861 Colonel Robert E. Lee turns down an offer to command the Union armies.
  • 1918 Birth of Clifton Keith Hillegass, founder of the study guides known as Cliff’s Notes.
  • 1923 Yankee Stadium opens with Babe Ruth hitting a three-run homer as the Yankees beat the Red Sox 4-1.
  • 1942 James H. Doolittle bombs Tokyo and other Japanese cities.
  • 1943 Traveling in a bomber, Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, the mastermind of the attack on Pearl Harbor, is shot down by American P-38 fighters.
  • 1978 The U.S. Senate approves the transfer of the Panama Canal to Panama.
  • 1983 A suicide bomber kills U.S. Marines at the U.S. Embassy in Lebanon.