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Weather in northwest Orange County for Friday, January 15, 2021:

Today:

Sunny, with a high near 85. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph.

Tonight:

Mostly clear, with a low around 49. Calm wind.

High temperatures are forecast to gradually drop back into the 60s by the middle of the coming week.

Red Flag Warning in effect from January 14, 04:00 PM PST until January 15, 04:00 PM PST

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1716 Birth of Philip Livingston, signatory to the Declaration of Independence.
  • 1811 In a secret session, Congress plans to annex Spanish East Florida.
  • 1823 Birth of Mathew Brady, Civil War photographer.
  • 1865 Union troops capture Fort Fisher, North Carolina.
  • 1908 Birth of Edward Teller, Hungarian-born U.S. physicist known as the “Father of the H-bomb.”
  • 1913 The first telephone line between Berlin and New York is inaugurated.
  • 1920 The Dry Law goes into effect in the United States. Selling liquor and beer becomes illegal.
  • 1920 The United States approves a $150 million loan to Poland, Austria and Armenia to aid in their war with the Russian communists.
  • 1927 The Dumbarton Bridge opens in San Francisco carrying the first auto traffic across the bay.
  • 1929 The U.S. Senate ratifies the Kellogg-Briand anti-war pact.
  • 1929 Birth of Martin Luther King, Jr., civil rights leader and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • 1930 Amelia Earhart sets an aviation record for women at 171 mph in a Lockheed Vega.
  • 1944 The U.S. Fifth Army successfully breaks the German Winter Line in Italy with the capture of Mount Trocchio.
  • 1967 Some 462 Yale faculty members call for an end to the bombing in North Vietnam.
  • 1973 Four of six remaining Watergate defendants plead guilty.
  • 1973 US President Richard Nixon announces the suspension of offensive action by US troops in Vietnam.
  • 1976 Sara Jane Moore sentenced to life in prison for her failed attempt to assassinate US President Gerald Ford.
  • 2001 Wikipedia goes online.