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Weather in northwest Orange County for Wednesday, March 24, 2021:

Today:

Sunny, with a high near 75. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

Tonight:

Mostly clear, with a low around 50. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Highs temperatures are expected to peak around the middle of the week, drop back into the 60s, and peak again in the mid-upper 70s over the weekend.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1663 Charles II of England awards land known as Carolina in North America to eight members of the nobility who assisted in his restoration.
  • 1664 In London, Roger Williams is granted a charter to colonize Rhode Island.
  • 1755 Birth of Rufus King, framer of the U.S. Constitution.
  • 1765 Britain passes the Quartering Act, requiring the colonies to house 10,000 British troops in public and private buildings.
  • 1855 Birth of Andrew Mellon, U.S. financier and philanthropist.
  • 1862 Abolitionist Wendell Phillips speaks to a crowd about emancipation in Cincinnati, Ohio and is pelted by eggs.
  • 1874 Birth of Harry Houdini, magician, escape artist.
  • 1893 Birth of George Sisler, baseball player.
  • 1895 Birth of Arthur Murray, American dancer who founded dance schools.
  • 1902 Birth of Thomas E. Dewey, New York governor.
  • 1900 Mayor Van Wyck of New York breaks ground for the New York subway tunnel that will link Manhattan and Brooklyn.
  • 1938 The United States asks that all powers help refugees fleeing from the Nazis.
  • 1947 Congress proposes limiting the United States presidency to two terms.
  • 1951 General Douglas MacArthur threatens the Chinese with an extension of the Korean War if the proposed truce is not accepted.
  • 1958 Elvis Presley trades in his guitar for a rifle and Army fatigues.
  • 1965 The Freedom Marchers, citizens for civil rights, reach Montgomery, Alabama.
  • 1989 The Exxon Valdez oil tanker spills 240,000 barrels of oil in Alaska’s Prince William Sound.