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Weather in northwest Orange County for Friday, March 19, 2021:

Today:

Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light southwest after midnight.

Highs temperatures are expected to remain near seasonable levels, rising into the 70s around the middle of the next week.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1589 Birth of William Bradford, governor of Plymouth colony for 30 years.
  • 1687 The French explorer La Salle is murdered by his own men while searching for the mouth of the Mississippi, along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico.
  • 1822 Boston is incorporated as a city.
  • 1848 Birth of Wyatt Earp, U.S. marshal.
  • 1860 Birth of William Jennings Bryan, orator, statesman, known as “The Great Communicator.”
  • 1879 Jim Currie opens fire on the actors Maurice Barrymore and Ben Porter near Marshall, Texas. His shots wound Barrymore and kill Porter.
  • 1891 Birth of Earl Warren, governor of California, later 14th Supreme Court Chief Justice.
  • 1903 The U.S. Senate ratifies the Cuban treaty, gaining naval bases in Guantanamo and Bahia Honda.
  • 1904 Birth of John J. Sirica, U.S. Federal Judge who ruled on Watergate issues.
  • 1916 The First Aero Squadron takes off from Columbus, NM to join Gen. John J. Pershing and his Punitive Expedition against Pancho Villa in Mexico.
  • 1917 The Adamson Act, eight hour day for railroad workers, is ruled constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • 1918 Congress authorizes Daylight Saving Time.
  • 1920 The U.S. Senate rejects the Versailles Treaty for the second time.
  • 1924 U.S. troops are rushed to Tegucigalpa as rebel forces take the Honduran capital.
  • 1931 The state of Nevada legalizes gambling.
  • 1963 In Costa Rica, President John F. Kennedy and six Latin American presidents pledge to fight Communism.
  • 1981 One technician is killed and two others are injured during a routine test on space shuttle Columbia.