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Weather in northwest Orange County for Friday, February 12, 2021:

Today:

A slight chance of showers before 10am. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 67. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight:

Increasing clouds, with a low around 48. South wind around 5 mph becoming east after midnight.

Temperatures are forecast to hover in the upper 60s to low 70s, with mostly sunny skies.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1775 Birth of Louisa Adams, wife of John Quincy Adams1793 The first fugitive slave law, requiring the return of escaped slaves, is passed.
  • 1809 Birth of Abraham Lincoln, 16th U.S. President of the United State (1861-1865).
  • 1836 Mexican General Santa Anna crosses the Rio Grande en route to the Alamo.
  • 1880 Birth of John L. Lewis, American labor leader.
  • 1909 The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is formed.
  • 1924 George Gershwin’s groundbreaking symphonic jazz composition Rhapsody in Blue premieres with Gershwin himself playing the piano with Paul Whiteman’s orchestra.
  • 1929 Charles Lindbergh announces his engagement to Anne Morrow.
  • 1935 The Macon, the last U.S. Navy dirigible, crashes off the coast of California, killing two people.
  • 1938 Japan refuses to reveal naval data requested by the U.S. and Britain.
  • 1944 Wendell Wilkie enters the American presidential race against Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • 1972 Senator Edward Kennedy advocates amnesty for Vietnam draft resisters.
  • 1974 The Symbionese Liberation Army asks the Hearst family for $230 million in food for the poor.
  • 1980 The Lake Placid Winter Olympics open in New York.
  • 1987 A court in Texas upholds $8.5 billion of a fine imposed on Texaco for the illegal takeover of Getty Oil.
  • 1999 The U.S. Senate fails to pass two articles of impeachment against President Bill Clinton. He had been accused of perjury and obstruction of justice by the House of Representatives.