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Weather in northwest Orange County for Friday, April 2, 2021:

Today:

Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 77. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 52. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Temperatures are expected to remain above average, gradually dropping back lower 70s by early in the new week.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1792 The United States authorizes the minting of the $10 Eagle, $5 half-Eagle & 2.50 quarter-Eagle gold coins as well as the silver dollar, dollar, quarter, dime & half-dime.
  • 1865 Confederate President Jefferson Davis flees Richmond, Virginia as Grant breaks Lee’s line at Petersburg.
  • 1905 Birth of Kurt Adler, American conductor.
  • 1917 Jeannette Pickering Rankin is sworn in as the first woman to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives.
  • 1917 President Woodrow Wilson presents a declaration of war against Germany to Congress.
  • 1931 Virne “Jackie” Mitchell becomes the first woman to play for an all-male pro baseball team. In an exhibition game against the New York Yankees, she strikes out both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.
  • 1932 Charles Lindbergh pays over $50,000 ransom for his kidnapped son.
  • 1958 The National Advisory Council on Aeronautics is renamed NASA.
  • 1963 Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King begins the first non-violent campaign in Birmingham, Alabama.