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Weather in northwest Orange County for Sunday, May 24, 2020:


Mostly cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 79. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.


Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low around 60. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Highs are forecast to rise into the 80s for several days, with mostly sunny skies.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1607 Captain Christopher Newport and 105 followers found the colony of Jamestown at the mouth of the James River on the coast of Virginia.
  • 1624 After years of unprofitable operation, Virginia’s charter is revoked and it becomes a royal colony.
  • 1689 The English Parliament passes the Act of Toleration, protecting Protestants. Roman Catholics are specifically excluded from exemption.
  • 1764 Boston lawyer James Otis denounces “taxation without representation,” calling for the colonies to unite in opposition to Britain’s new tax measures.
  • 1844 Samuel Morse taps out the first telegraph message.
  • 1846 General Zachary Taylor captures Monterey.
  • 1861 General Benjamin Butler declares slaves to be the contraband of war.
  • 1863 Bushwackers led by Captain William Marchbanks attack a Federal militia party in Nevada, Missouri.
  • 1878 The first American bicycle race is held in Boston.
  • 1895 Birth of Samuel I. Newhouse, American publisher.
  • 1951 Willie Mays begins playing for the New York Giants.
  • 1961 Civil rights activists are arrested in Jackson, Mississippi.