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Weather in northwest Orange County for Wednesday, April 22, 2020:

Today:

Sunny, with a high near 80. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Mostly clear, with a low around 60. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.

Highs are expected to rise into the low 80s by the middle of the week, peaking on Friday.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1792 President George Washington proclaims American neutrality in the war in Europe.
  • 1861 Robert E. Lee is named commander of Virginia forces.
  • 1873 Birth of Ellen Glasgow, American novelist.
  • 1889 The Oklahoma land rush officially starts at noon as thousands of Americans race for new, unclaimed land.
  • 1898 In the first action of the Spanish-American War, the USS Nashville takes on a Spanish ship.
  • 1954 The Senate Army-McCarthy hearings begin. They are broadcast on television.
  • 1955 Congress orders all U.S. coins to bear the motto “In God We Trust.”
  • 1976 Barbara Walters becomes the first female nightly news anchor on network television.