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Weather in northwest Orange County for Wednesday, April 21, 2021:


Patchy drizzle with a chance of showers before 11am, then a slight chance of showers after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 66. Southeast wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.


A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Highs are to remain at or below seasonable levels, with a slight chance of precipitation through Thursday and early in the next week.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1649 The Maryland Toleration Act is passed, allowing all people freedom of worship.
  • 1838 Birth of John Muir, naturalist.
  • 1836 General Sam Houston defeats Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto. Texas wins independence from Mexico.
  • 1862 Congress establishes the U.S. Mint.
  • 1865 Abraham Lincoln’s funeral train leaves Washington.
  • 1898 The Spanish-American War begins.
  • 1910 Mark Twain dies at the age of 75.
  • 1914 U.S. Marines occupy Vera Cruz, Mexico. They will stay six months.
  • 1916 Bill Carlisle, the infamous ‘last train robber,’ robs a train in Hanna, Wyoming.
  • 1943 President Franklin D. Roosevelt announces that several Doolittle pilots have been executed by Japanese.
  • 1966 Pfc. Milton Lee Olive is awarded the Medal of Honor, posthumously, for bravery during the Vietnam War.
  • 1995 Federal authorities arrest Timothy McVeigh in connection with the Oklahoma City bombing.