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Weather in northwest Orange County for Friday, November 13, 2020:

Today:

Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 68. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Patchy fog after 10pm. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 50. South wind around 5 mph becoming east after midnight.

High temperatures are forecast to remain in the 60s until the end of the week, when temperatures are expected to rise sharply and peak in the mid-80s on Monday.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1835 Texans officially proclaim independence from Mexico, and calls itself the Lone Star Republic, after its flag, until its admission to the Union in 1845.
  • 1860 South Carolina’s legislature calls a special convention to discuss secession from the Union.
  • 1878 New Mexico Governor Lew Wallace offers amnesty to many participants of the Lincoln County War, but not to gunfighter Billy the Kid.
  • 1911 Birth of John Jordan “Buck” O’Neill, first African American coach in Major League Baseball; previously, he was a first baseman and manager in the Negro League.
  • 1914 The brassiere, invented by Caresse Crosby, is patented.
  • 1927 New York’s Holland Tunnel officially opens for traffic.
  • 1940 U.S. Supreme Court rules in Hansberry v. Lee that African Americans cannot be barred from white neighborhoods.
  • 1952 Harvard’s Paul Zoll becomes the first man to use electric shock to treat cardiac arrest.
  • 1956 The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously strikes down two Alabama laws requiring racial segregation on public buses.
  • 1969 Anti-war protesters stage a symbolic “March Against Death” in Washington, DC.
  • 1982 The Vietnam Veterans Memorial dedicated in Washington, DC.
  • 2001 US President George W. Bush signs an executive order allowing military tribunals against foreigners suspected of connections to planned or actual terrorist acts against the US.