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Weather in northwest Orange County for Tuesday, February 2, 2021:

Today:

Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Partly cloudy, with a low around 50. Calm wind.

Temperatures are expected to rise over the weekend, with mostly sunny skies.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1571 All eight members of a Jesuit mission in Virginia are murdered by Indians who pretended to be their friends.
  • 1848 The Treaty of Guadeloupe Hidalgo formally ends the Mexican War.
  • 1865 Confederate raider William Quantrill and his bushwackers rob citizens, burn a railroad depot and steal horses from Midway, Kentucky.
  • 1870 The press agencies Havas, Reuter and Wolff sign an agreement whereby between them they can cover the whole world.
  • 1876 The National Baseball League is founded with eight teams.
  • 1900 Six cities, Boston, Detroit, Milwaukee, Baltimore, Chicago and St. Louis agree to form baseball’s American League.
  • 1916 U.S. Senate votes independence for Philippines, effective in 1921.
  • 1921 Airmail service opens between New York and San Francisco. Airmail’s First Day.
  • 1948 The United States and Italy sign a pact of friendship, commerce and navigation.
  • 1959 Arlington and Norfolk, Va., peacefully desegregate public schools.
  • 1960 The U.S. Senate approves 23rd Amendment calling for a ban on the poll tax.
  • 1978 U.S. Jewish leaders bar a meeting with Egypt’s Anwar Sadat.
  • 1987 Largest steel strike in American history, in progress since August, ends.