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Weather in northwest Orange County for Tuesday, April 13, 2021:


Patchy drizzle before 11am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 65. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.


Patchy drizzle with a slight chance of showers after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

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:

  • 1721 Birth of John Hanson, first U.S. President under the Articles of Confederation.
  • 1743 Birth of Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States (1801-09)
  • 1775 Lord North extends the New England Restraining Act to South Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland. The act forbids trade with any country other than Britain and Ireland.
  • 1852 Birth of Frank W. Woolworth, American retailer.
  • 1861 After 34 hours of bombardment, Union-held Fort Sumter surrenders to Confederates.
  • 1864 Union forces under Gen. Sherman begin their devastating march through Georgia.
  • 1866 Birth of Butch Cassidy [Robert LeRoy Parker], American outlaw and leader of the Wild Bunch.
  • 1902 J.C. Penny opens his first store in Kemmerer, Wyoming.
  • 1943 Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicates the Jefferson Memorial.
  • 1964 Sidney Poitier becomes the first black individual to win an Oscar for best actor.
  • 1970 An oxygen tank explodes on Apollo 13, preventing a planned moon landing and jeopardizing the lives of the three-man crew.
  • 1976 The U.S. Federal Reserve begins issuing $2 bicentennial notes.