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Weather in northwest Orange County for Tuesday, April 27, 2021:

Today:

Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Tonight:

Mostly clear, with a low around 52. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.

Highs are expected to rise sharply, peaking in the mid-80s Thursday to Friday before dropping again.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1773 British Parliament passes the Tea Act.
  • 1791 Birth of Samuel F.B. Morse, inventor of the telegraph and the code.
  • 1813 American forces capture York (present-day Toronto), the seat of government in Ontario.
  • 1822 Birth of Ulysses S. Grant, Union general during the American Civil War, 18th President of the United States (1869-1877).
  • 1861 West Virginia secedes from Virginia after Virginia secedes from the Union.
  • 1861 President Abraham Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus.
  • 1863 The Army of the Potomac begins marching on Chancellorsville.
  • 1865 The Sultana, a steam-powered riverboat, catches fire and burns after one of its boilers explodes. At least 1,238 of the 2,031 passengers–mostly former Union POWs–are killed.
  • 1927 Birth of Coretta Scott King, civil rights activist, wife of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.