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Weather in northwest Orange County for Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Weather in northwest Orange County for Wednesday, February 23, 2022:

Today:

A chance of showers, mainly before 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 59. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight:

Mostly clear, with a low around 37. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Highs are expected to remain in the 60s until the end of the week, followed by a steady rise in temperatures into the upper 70s in the middle of next week.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1540 Spanish explorer Francisco Vasquez de Coronado begins his unsuccessful search for the fabled Seven Cities of Gold in the American Southwest.
  • 1778 Baron von Steuben joins the Continental Army at Valley Forge.
  • 1836 The Alamo is besieged by Santa Anna.
  • 1846 The Liberty Bell tolls for the last time, to mark George Washington’s birthday.
  • 1847 Forces led by Zachary Taylor defeat the Mexicans at the Battle of Buena Vista.
  • 1861 Texas becomes the seventh state to secede from the Union.
  • 1868 Birth of W.E.B. [William Edward Burghardt] Du Bois, U.S. historian and civil rights leader, founder of what became the NAACP.
  • 1883 Birth of Victor Fleming, film director (The Wizard of Oz, Gone With the Wind)
  • 1904 Birth of William Shirer, CBS broadcaster and author1916 Secretary of State Lansing hints that the U.S. may have to abandon the policy of avoiding “entangling foreign alliances”.
  • 1921 An airmail plane sets a record of 33 hours and 20 minutes from San Francisco to New York.
  • 1924 Birth of Allan MacLeod Cormack, physicist, developed the CAT scan.
  • 1926 President Calvin Coolidge opposes a large air force, believing it would be a menace to world peace.
  • 1942 A Japanese submarine shells an oil refinery near Santa Barbara, California, the first Axis bombs to hit American soil.
  • 1944 American bombers strike the Marianas Islands bases, only 1,300 miles from Tokyo.
  • 1945 Eisenhower opens a large offensive in the Rhineland.
  • 1945 U.S. Marines plant an American flag atop Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima.
  • 1950 New York’s Metropolitan Museum exhibits a collection of Hapsburg art. The first showing of this collection in the U.S.
  • 1954 Mass inoculation begins as Salk’s polio vaccine is given to children for first time.
  • 1960 Whites join Negro students in a sit-in at a Winston-Salem, N.C. Woolworth store.
  • 1967 American troops begin the largest offensive of the war, near the Cambodian border.
  • 1972 Black activist Angela Davis is released from jail where she was held for kidnapping , conspiracy and murder.