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Weather in northwest Orange County for Friday, April 23, 2021:


Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 67. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.


Increasing clouds, with a low around 54. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.

Highs are to remain at or below seasonable levels, with a chance of precipitation early in the next week, followed by a sharp climb in highs temperatures.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1789 President George Washington moves into Franklin House, New York.
  • 1791 Birth of James Buchanan, 15th President of the United States (1857-1861).
  • 1813 Birth of Stephen A. Douglas, American politician.
  • 1856 Free Stater J.N. Mace in Westport, Kansas shoots pro-slavery sheriff Samuel Jones in the back.
  • 1865 Union cavalry units continue to skirmish with Confederate forces in Henderson, North Carolina and Munford’s Station, Alabama.
  • 1896 Motion pictures premiere in New York City.
  • 1914 The Federals defeat Kansas City 9-1 in the first major league game to be played in Chicago’s Weeghman Park, later renamed Wrigley Field.
  • 1915 The ACA becomes the National Advisory Council on Aeronautics (NACA), the forerunner of NASA.
  • 1924 The U.S. Senate passes the Soldiers’ Bonus Bill.
  • 1926 Birth of Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom, Mercury and Gemini astronaut, died in an accident on Apollo 1.
  • 1928 Birth of Shirley Temple Black, child actress, later U.S. ambassador.
  • 1954 The Army-McCarthy hearings begin.
  • 1966 President Lyndon Johnson publicly appeals for more nations to come to the aid of South Vietnam.
  • 1969 Sirhan Sirhan is sentenced to death for killing Senator Robert Kennedy.