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Weather in northwest Orange County for Monday, April 12, 2021:

Today:

Partly sunny, with a high near 69. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Patchy drizzle after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

Highs are expected to drop below normal into the 60s by the middle of the week, with morning clouds and afternoon sun, before rising sharply at the end of the week.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1770 Parliament repeals the Townsend Acts.
  • 1777 Birth of Henry Clay, the “Great Compromiser”, American politician and statesman who ran unsuccessfully for president three times.
  • 1782 The British navy wins a major naval engagement against the colonists in the American Revolution at the Battle of Saints, off Dominica.
  • 1811 The first colonists arrive at Cape Disappointment, Washington.
  • 1838 Birth of John Shaw Billings, American librarian, army physician.
  • 1861 Fort Sumter is shelled by the Confederacy, starting America’s Civil War.
  • 1864 Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest captures Fort Pillow, in Tennessee.
  • 1877 The first catcher’s mask is used in a baseball game.
  • 1916 American cavalrymen and Mexican bandit troops clash at Parral, Mexico.
  • 1944 The U.S. Twentieth Air Force is activated to begin the strategic bombing of Japan.
  • 1945 President Franklin D. Roosevelt dies at Warm Spring, Georgia. Harry S. Truman becomes president.
  • 1955 Dr. Jonas Salk’s discovery of a polio vaccine is announced.
  • 1963 Police use dogs and cattle prods on peaceful civil rights demonstrators in Birmingham, Alabama.
  • 1966 Emmett Ashford becomes the first African-American major league umpire.
  • 1983 Harold Washington is elected the first black mayor of Chicago.