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Weather in northwest Orange County for Tuesday, January 12, 2021:

Today:

Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Partly cloudy, with a low around 45. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph.

High temperatures are expected to rise into the upper 70s to low 80s over the course of the week, peaking on Friday.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1588 Birth of John Winthrop, the first governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony.
  • 1737 Birth of John Hancock, first signer of the Declaration of Independence.
  • 1872 Russian Grand Duke Alexis goes on a gala buffalo hunting expedition with Gen. Phil Sheridan and Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer.
  • 1876 Birth of Jack London, American writer (The Call of the Wild).
  • 1915 The U.S. Congress establishes Rocky Mountain National Park.
  • 1923 Birth of Ira Hays, one of the US Marines photographed in the iconic image of raising a flag on Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima; member of the Pima tribe; portrayed himself in the movie Sands of Iwo Jima.
  • 1926 U.S. coal talks break down, leaving both sides bitter as the strike drags on into its fifth month.
  • 1927 U.S. Secretary of State Kellogg claims that Mexican rebel Plutarco Calles is aiding communist plot in Nicaragua.
  • 1932 Oliver Wendell Holmes retires from the Supreme Court at age 90.
  • 1982 Peking protests the sale of U.S. planes to Taiwan.
  • 1991 The U.S. Congress gives the green light to military action against Iraq in the Persian Gulf Crisis.