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Weather in northwest Orange County for Friday, April 24, 2020:

Today:

Sunny, with a high near 94. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Mostly clear, with a low around 62. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.

High temperatures are expected to peak in the low 90s on Friday before dropping back into the low 80s over a couple days, with lows in the lower 60s.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1800 The Library of Congress is established in Washington, D.C. with a $5,000 allocation.
  • 1805 U.S. Marines attack and capture the town of Derna in Tripoli from the Barbary pirates.
  • 1833 A patent is granted for the first soda fountain.
  • 1898 Spain declares war on United States, rejecting an ultimatum to withdraw from Cuba.
  • 1905 Birth of Robert Penn Warren, novelist, America’s first poet laureate.
  • 1961 President John Kennedy accepts “sole responsibility” for the failed invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs.
  • 1968 Leftist students take over Columbia University in protest over the Vietnam War.
  • 1980 A rescue attempt of the U.S. hostages held in Iran fails when a plane collides with a helicopter in the Iranian desert.
  • 1981 The IBM Personal Computer is introduced.