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Weather in northwest Orange County for Friday, March 11, 2022:

Today:

Sunny, with a high near 75. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Clear, with a low around 47. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Highs are expected to remain in the mid-upper 70s for the rest of the week.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1731 Birth of Robert Treat Paine, Declaration of Independence signer
  • 1824 The U.S. War Department creates the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Seneca Indian Ely Parker becomes the first Indian to lead the Bureau.
  • 1860 Birth of Thomas Hastings, architect of the New York Public Library.
  • 1861 A Confederate Convention is held in Montgomery, Ala., where the new constitution is adopted.
  • 1863 Union troops under General Ulysess S. Grant give up their preparations to take Vicksburg after failing to pass Fort Pemberton, north of Vicksburg.
  • 1865 Union General William Sherman and his forces occupy Fayetteville, N.C.
  • 1888 A disastrous blizzard hits the northeastern United States. Some 400 people die, mainly from exposure.
  • 1907 President Teddy Roosevelt induces California to revoke its anti-Japanese legislation.
  • 1926 Birth of Ralph David Abernathy, civil rights leader, associate of Dr. King.
  • 1930 President Howard Taft becomes the first U.S. president to be buried in the National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.
  • 1941 President Franklin D. Roosevelt authorizes the Lend-Lease Act which authorizes the act of giving war supplies to the Allies.
  • 1942 General Douglas MacArthur leaves Bataan for Australia.
  • 1965 The American Navy begins inspecting Vietnamese junks in hopes of ending arms smuggling to the South.
  • 1966 Three men are convicted of the murder of Malcolm X.
  • 1969 Levi-Strauss starts to sell bell-bottomed jeans.
  • 1973 An FBI agent is shot at Wounded Knee in South Dakota.