Weather in northwest Orange County for Sunday, January 31, 2021:
Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph.
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. Calm wind.
Mostly sunny skies will follow through much of the new week, with highs in the 60s and lows in the upper 40s.
Courtesy of HistoryNet:
- 1620 Virginia colony leaders write to the Virginia Company in England, asking for more orphaned apprentices for employment.
- 1734 Birth of Robert Morris, signatory of the Declaration of Independence.
- 1835 A man with two pistols misfires at President Andrew Jackson at the White House.
- 1865 House of Representatives approves a constitutional amendment abolishing slavery.
- 1916 President Woodrow Wilson refuses the compromise on Lusitania reparations.
- 1919 Birth of Jackie Robinson, first African-American baseball player in the modern major leagues.
- 1944 U.S. troops under Vice Adm. Spruance land on Kwajalien atoll in the Marshall Islands.
- 1966 U.S. planes resume bombing of North Vietnam after a 37-day pause.
- 1976 Ernesto Miranda, famous from the Supreme Court ruling on Miranda vs. Arizona, is stabbed to death.