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Weather in northwest Orange County for Friday, November 20, 2020:

Today:

Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 72. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Patchy fog after 10pm. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 51. Calm wind.

Highs are to remain in the upper 60s to low 70s through the week.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1889 Birth of Edwin Hubble, American astronomer who proved that there are other galaxies far from our own.
  • 1903 In Cheyenne, Wyoming, 42-year-old hired gunman Tom Horn is hanged for the murder of 14-year-old Willie Nickell.
  • 1925 Birth of Robert F. Kennedy, U.S. Attorney General, New York senator and brother of President John F. Kennedy. He was assassinated while running for president.
  • 1928 Mrs. Glen Hyde becomes the first woman to dare the Grand Canyon rapids in a scow (a flat-bottomed boat that is pushed along with a pole).
  • 1943 U.S. Army and Marine soldiers attack the Japanese-held islands of Makin and Tarawa, respectively, in the Central Pacific.
  • 1950 U.S. troops push to the Yalu River, within five miles of Manchuria.
  • 1955 The Maryland National Guard is ordered desegregated.
  • 1962 President John F. Kennedy bars religious or racial discrimination in federally funded housing.
  • 1967 U.S. census reports the population at 200 million.
  • 1971 The United States announces it will give Turkey $35 million for farmers who agree to stop growing opium poppies.
  • 1974 The United States files an antitrust suit to break up ATT.
  • 1981 Microsoft Windows 1.0 released.
  • 1998 First module of the International Space Station, Zarya, is launched.
  • 2008 Dow Jones Industrial Average sinks to lowest level in 11 years in response to failures in the US financial system.