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Weather in northwest Orange County for Tuesday, March 16, 2021:

Today:

Sunny, with a high near 60. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Partly cloudy, with a low around 46. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast after midnight.

Highs temperatures are expected to rise back to seasonable levels, peeking into the 70s at the end of the week.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1621 The first Indian appears to colonists in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
  • 1751 Birth of James Madison, fourth President of the United States (1809-17).
  • 1822 Birth of John Pope, Union general in the American Civil War.
  • 1833 Susan Hayhurst becomes the first woman to graduate from a pharmacy college.
  • 1850 Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter is published.
  • 1865 Union troops push past Confederate blockers at the Battle of Averasborough, N.C.
  • 1912 Birth of Thelma Catherine Patricia Ryan Nixon, first lady to President Richard Nixon.
  • 1913 The 15,000-ton battleship Pennsylvania is launched at Newport News, Va.
  • 1926 Physicist Robert H. Goddard launches the first liquid-fuel rocket.
  • 1926 Birth of Jerry Lewis, American comedian and film actor.
  • 1928 The United States plans to send 1,000 more Marines to Nicaragua.
  • 1945 Iwo Jima is declared secure by U.S. forces although small pockets of Japanese resistance still exist.
  • 1954 CBS introduces The Morning Show hosted by Walter Cronkite to compete with NBC’s Today Show.
  • 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson submits a $1 billion war on poverty program to Congress.
  • 1968 U.S. troops in Vietnam destroy a village consisting mostly of women and children, the action is remembered as the My-Lai massacre.
  • 1985 Associated Press newsman Terry Anderson is taken hostage in Beirut.