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Weather in northwest Orange County for Friday, June 18, 2021

Weather in northwest Orange County for Friday, June 18, 2021:

Today:

Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 87. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

Tonight:

Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Highs are forecast to drop gradually over the course of the week.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1579 Sir Francis Drake claims San Francisco Bay for England.
  • 1742 Birth of William Hooper, signer of the Declaration of Independence.
  • 1775 The British take Bunker Hill outside of Boston, after a costly battle.
  • 1856 The Republican Party opens its first national convention in Philadelphia.
  • 1861 President Abraham Lincoln witnesses Dr. Thaddeus Lowe demonstrate the use of a hot-air balloon.
  • 1863 On the way to Gettysburg, Union and Confederate forces skirmish at Point of Rocks, Maryland.
  • 1871 Birth of James Weldon Johnson, African-American poet and novelist (The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man).
  • 1872 George M. Hoover begins selling whiskey in Dodge City, Kansas–a town which had previously been “dry.”
  • 1876 General George Crook’s command is attacked and bested on the Rosebud River by 1,500 Sioux and Cheyenne under the leadership of Crazy Horse.
  • 1882 Birth of Igor Stravinsky, Russian-born U.S. composer (The Rite of Spring, The Firebird).
  • 1913 U.S. Marines set sail from San Diego to protect American interests in Mexico.
  • 1930 The Smoot-Hawley Tariff Bill becomes law, placing the highest tariff on imports to the United States.
  • 1932 The U.S. Senate defeats the Bonus Bill as 10,000 veterans mass around the Capitol.
  • 1942 Yank, a weekly magazine for the U.S. armed services, begins publication.
  • 1950 Surgeon Richard Lawler performs the first kidney transplant operation in Chicago.
  • 1963 The U.S. Supreme Court bans the required reading of the Lord’s prayer and Bible in public schools.
  • 1965 27 B-52s hit Viet Cong outposts, but lose two planes in South Vietnam.
  • 1972 Five men are arrested for burglarizing Democratic Party headquarters at the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C.
  • 1994 Millions of Americans watch former football player O.J. Simpson–facing murder charges–drive his Ford Bronco through Los Angeles, followed by police.