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Weather in northwest Orange County for Wednesday, April 14, 2021:

Today:

Partly sunny, with a high near 63. South wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tonight:

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light in the evening.

Highs are forecast to rise sharply at the end of the week, reaching the mid-80s by Sunday.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1543 Bartolome Ferrelo returns to Spain after discovering a large bay in the New World (San Francisco).
  • 1775 The first abolitionist society in United States is organized in Philadelphia.
  • 1828 The first edition of Noah Webster’s dictionary is published.
  • 1860 The first Pony Express rider arrives in San Francisco with mail originating in St. Joseph, Missouri.
  • 1865 President Abraham Lincoln is assassinated in Ford’s Theater by John Wilkes Booth.
  • 1866 Birth of Anne Mansfield Sullivan, teacher who educated Helen Keller.
  • 1894 Thomas Edison’s kinetoscope is shown to the public for the first time.
  • 1898 Birth of Harold Black, electrical engineer.
  • 1912 The passenger liner Titanic–deemed unsinkable–strikes an iceberg on her maiden voyage and begins to sink. The ship will go under the next day with a loss of 1,500 lives.
  • 1945 American B-29 bombers damage the Imperial Palace during firebombing raid over Tokyo.
  • 1959 The Taft Memorial Bell Tower is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
  • 1981 America’s first space shuttle, Columbia, returns to Earth.