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Weather in northwest Orange County for Friday, January 1, 2021:

Today:

Sunny, with a high near 70. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Mostly clear, with a low around 46. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph.

Mostly sunny skies and highs remaining in the 60s are forecast until the new week, when there will be a slight chance of showers.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1698 The Abenaki Indians and Massachusetts colonists sign a treaty halting hostilities between the two.
  • 1808 A U.S. law banning the import of slaves comes into effect, but is widely ignored.
  • 1824 The Camp Street Theatre opens as the first English-language playhouse in New Orleans.
  • 1830 William Lloyd Garrison publishes the first edition of a journal entitled The Liberator, calling for the complete and immediate emancipation of all slaves in the United States.
  • 1863 Confederate General Braxton Bragg and Union General William Rosecrans readjust their troops as the Battle of Murfreesboro continues.
  • 1863 President Abraham Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing the slaves in the Confederacy.
  • 1891 Facilities opened on Ellis Island, New York, to cope with the vast flood of immigrants coming into the United States.
  • 1895 Birth of J. Edgar Hoover, founding director of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI).
  • 1907 The Pure Food and Drug Act becomes law in the United States.
  • 1918 The first gasoline pipeline begins operation. Along the 40 miles and three inches of pipe from Salt Creek to Casper, Wyoming.
  • 1919 Birth of J.D. [Jerome David] Salinger, U.S. novelist (The Catcher in the Rye, Franny and Zooey).
  • 1937 At a party at the Hormel Mansion in Minnesota, a guest wins $100 for naming a new canned meat–Spam.
  • 1945 In Operation Bodenplatte, German planes attack American forward air bases in Europe. This is the last major offensive of the Luftwaffe.
  • 1986 As the United States builds its strength in the Mediterranean, Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi threatens to retaliate if attacked.