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Weather in northwest Orange County for Thursday, March 25, 2021:

Today:

A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight:

A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

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:

  • 1634 Lord Baltimore founds the Catholic colony of Maryland.
  • 1655 Puritans jail Governor Stone after a military victory over Catholic forces in the colony of Maryland.
  • 1668 The first horse race in America takes place.
  • 1776 The Continental Congress authorizes a medal for General George Washington.
  • 1813 The frigate USS Essex flies the first U.S. flag in battle in the Pacific.
  • 1839 Birth of William Bell Wait, educator of the blind.
  • 1865 Confederate forces capture Fort Stedman, during the siege of Petersburg, Va.
  • 1867 Birth of Gutzon Borglum, sculptor of Mount Rushmore.
  • 1797 Birth of John Winebrenner, U.S. clergyman who founded the Church of God.
  • 1905 Rebel battle flags that were captured during the American Civil War are returned to the South.
  • 1911 A fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company, a sweatshop in New York City, claims the lives of 146 workers.
  • 1915 The first submarine disaster occurs when a U.S. F-4 sinks off the Hawaiian coast.
  • 1940 The United States agrees to give Britain and France access to all American warplanes.
  • 1953 The USS Missouri fires on targets at Kojo, North Korea, the last time her guns fire until the Persian Gulf War of 1992.
  • 1954 RCA manufactures its first color TV set and begins mass production.
  • 1965 Martin Luther King Jr. leads a group of 25,000 to the state capital in Montgomery, Ala.
  • 1975 Hue is lost and Da Nang is endangered by North Vietnamese forces. The United States orders a refugee airlift to remove those in danger.
  • 1981 The U.S. Embassy in San Salvador is damaged when gunmen attack, firing rocket propelled grenades and machine guns.
  • 1986 President Ronald Reagan orders emergency aid for the Honduran army. U.S. helicopters take Honduran troops to the Nicaraguan border.