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Weather in northwest Orange County for Tuesday, January 19, 2021:

Today:

Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. Light and variable wind becoming northeast 15 to 20 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

Tonight:

Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

High temperatures are forecast to drop sharply by Friday as a weather system moves through the region.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1807 Birth of Robert E. Lee, Confederate general during the American Civil War.
  • 1809 Birth of Edgar Allan Poe, American author and poet (“Fall of the House of Usher,” “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Raven,” “Annabel Lee.”)
  • 1847 New Mexico Governor Charles Bent is slain by Pueblo Indians in Taos.
  • 1861 Georgia secedes from the Union.
  • 1931 The Wickersham Committee issues a report asking for revisions in the dry law, but no repeal.
  • 1937 Howard Hughes flies from Los Angeles to New York in seven hours and 22 minutes.
  • 1968 Cambodia charges that the United States and South Vietnam have crossed the border and killed three Cambodians.
  • 1981 The United States and Iran sign an accord on a hostage release in Algiers.