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Weather in northwest Orange County for Friday, March 26, 2021:

Today:

Partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 67. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Tonight:

Mostly clear, with a low around 48. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Highs are forecast to remain above average for the coming week, with temperatures in the 70s to low 80s.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1804 Congress orders the removal of Indians east of the Mississippi River to Louisiana.
  • 1804 The territory of New Orleans is organized in the Louisiana Purchase.
  • 1832 Famed western artist George Catlin begins his voyage up the Missouri River aboard the American Fur Company steamship Yellowstone.
  • 1874 Birth of Robert Frost, poet, multiple Pulitzer Prize-winner.
  • 1880 Birth of Duncan Hines, U.S. restaurant guide author
  • 1885 Eastman Film Co. manufactures the first commercial motion picture film.
  • 1911 Birth of Tennessee Williams, American dramatist (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, A Streetcar Named Desire).
  • 1914 Birth of William Westmoreland, U.S. army general during the Vietnam War.
  • 1923 Birth of Bob Elliot, radio comedian, one half of Bob and Ray.
  • 1930 Birth of Sandra Day O’Connor, U.S. Supreme Court Justice.
  • 1950 Senator Joe McCarthy names Owen Lattimore, an ex-State Department adviser, as a Soviet spy.
  • 1951 The United States Air Force flag design is approved.
  • 1953 Eisenhower offers increased aid to the French fighting in Indochina.
  • 1953 Dr. Jonas Salk announces a new vaccine against polio.
  • 1954 The United States sets off an H-bomb blast in the Marshall Islands, the second in four weeks.
  • 1961 John F. Kennedy meets with British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan in Washington to discuss increased Communist involvement in Laos.
  • 1982 Ground is broken in Washington D.C. for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.