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

Today:

Sunny, with a high near 91. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Tonight:

Clear, with a low around 59. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.

Highs are expected to gradually drop, reaching the low 70s by the end of the coming weekend.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1775 American revolutionary hero Patrick Henry, while addressing the House of Burgesses, declares “give me liberty, or give me death!”
  • 1857 Elisha Otis installs the first modern passenger elevator in a public building, at the corner of Broome Street and Broadway in New York City.
  • 1858 Eleazer A. Gardner of Philadelphia patents the cable street car, which runs on overhead cables.
  • 1862 Confederate General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson faces his only defeat at the Battle of Kernstown, Va
  • 1880 John Stevens of Neenah, Wis., patents the grain crushing mill. This mill allows flour production to increase by 70 percent.
  • 1901 A group of U.S. Army soldiers, led by Brigadier General Frederick Funston, capture Emilio Aguinaldo, the leader of the Philippine Insurrection of 1899.
  • 1903 The Wright brothers obtain an airplane patent.
  • 1908 Birth of Joan Crawford, American actress.
  • 1909 Theodore Roosevelt begins an African safari sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution and National Geographic Society.
  • 1912 Birth of Werner von Braun, German-born rocket pioneer.
  • 1920 Great Britain denounces the United States because of its delay in joining the League of Nations.
  • 1951 U.S. paratroopers descend from flying boxcars in a surprise attack in Korea.
  • 1967 Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. calls the Vietnam War the biggest obstacle to the civil rights movement.
  • 1970 Mafia boss Carlo Gambino is arrested for plotting to steal $3 million.
  • 1972 The United States calls a halt to the peace talks on Vietnam being held in Paris.
  • 1981 U.S. Supreme Court upholds a law making statutory rape a crime for men but not women.