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Weather in northwest Orange County for Saturday, April 25, 2020:

Today:

Sunny, with a high near 84. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

Tonight:

Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

Highs are forecast to linger in the 80s before slipping back into the upper 70s around midweek.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1862 Admiral David Farragut occupies New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • 1864 After facing defeat in the Red River Campaign, Union General Nathaniel Bank returns to Alexandria, Louisiana.
  • 1898 The United States declares war on Spain.
  • 1908 Birth of Edward R. Murrow, war correspondent and newscaster.
  • 1938 A seeing eye dog is used for the first time.
  • 1945 U.S. and Soviet forces meet at Torgau, Germany on Elbe River.
  • 1953 The magazine Nature publishes an article by biologists Francis Crick and James Watson, describing the “double helix” of DNA.
  • 1956 Elvis Presley’s “Heartbreak Hotel” goes to number one on the charts.
  • 1959 The St. Lawrence Seaway–linking the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes–opens to shipping.
  • 1960 The first submerged circumnavigation of the Earth is completed by a Triton submarine.
  • 1962 A U.S. Ranger spacecraft crash lands on the Moon.
  • 1980 President Jimmy Carter tells the American people about the hostage rescue disaster in Iran.