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Weather in northwest Orange County for Thursday, July 23, 2020:

Today:

Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 75. Light southwest wind increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Tonight:

Increasing clouds, with a low around 62. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light south in the evening.

Highs are expected to remain in upper 70s to lower 80s for the rest of the week.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1637 King Charles of England hands over the American colony of Massachusetts to Sir Ferdinando Gorges, one of the founders of the Council of New England.
  • 1664 Wealthy, non-church members in Massachusetts are given the right to vote.
  • 1829 William A. Burt patents his “typographer,” an early typewriter.
  • 1834 Birth of James Gibbons, American religious leader and founder of Catholic University.
  • 1863 Bill Anderson and his Confederate Bushwhackers gut the railway station at Renick, Missouri.
  • 1865 William Booth founds the Salvation Army.
  • 1868 The 14th Amendment is ratified, granting citizenship to African Americans.
  • 1885 Ulysses S. Grant dies of throat cancer at the age of 63.
  • 1888 Birth of Raymond Chandler, detective writer, creator of Philip Marlow.
  • 1903 The Ford Motor Company sells its first automobile, the Model A.
  • 1906 Birth of Marston Bates, American zoologist, author (The Nature of Natural History).
  • 1995 Two astronomers, Alan Hale in New Mexico and Thomas Bopp in Arizona, almost simultaneously discover a comet.