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Weather in northwest Orange County for Thursday, February 18, 2021:

Today:

Sunny, with a high near 73. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Mostly clear, with a low around 47. Calm wind.

Temperatures are expected to rise into the upper 70s, peaking Monday.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1688 Quakers in Germantown, Pa. adopt the first formal antislavery resolution in America.
  • 1795 Birth of George Peabody, U.S. merchant and philanthropist.
  • 1861 Jefferson F. Davis is inaugurated as the Confederacy’s provisional president at a ceremony held in Montgomery, Ala.
  • 1862 Birth of Charles M. Schwab, “Boy Wonder” of the steel industry. President of both U.S. Steel and Bethlehem Steel.
  • 1865 Union troops force the Confederates to abandon Fort Anderson, N.C.
  • 1878 The bitter and bloody Lincoln County War begins with the murder of Billy the Kid’s mentor, Englishman rancher John Tunstall.
  • 1885 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, is published in New York.
  • 1892 Birth of Wendell Wilkie, Presidential candidate against President Franklin Roosevelt.
  • 1939 The Golden Gate Exposition opens in San Francisco.
  • 1944 The U.S. Army and Marines invade Eniwetok Atoll in the Pacific.
  • 1945 U.S. Marines storm ashore at Iwo Jima.
  • 1962 Robert F. Kennedy says that U.S. troops will stay in Vietnam until Communism is defeated.
  • 1964 The United States cuts military aid to five nations in reprisal for having trade relations with Cuba.
  • 1967 The National Art Gallery in Washington agrees to buy a Da Vinci for a record $5 million.
  • 1968 Three U.S. pilots that were held by the Vietnamese arrive in Washington.
  • 1972 The California Supreme Court voids the death penalty.
  • 1974 Randolph Hearst is to give $2 million in free food for the poor in order to open talks for his daughter Patty.