Weather in northwest Orange County for Friday, March 25, 2022:
Areas of fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Light west wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Highs are expected to gradually drop, reaching the low 70s by the end of the coming weekend and a chance of rain early in the new week.
Courtesy of HistoryNet:
- 1634 Lord Baltimore founds the Catholic colony of Maryland.
- 1655 Puritans jail Governor Stone after a military victory over Catholic forces in the colony of Maryland.
- 1668 The first horse race in America takes place.
- 1776 The Continental Congress authorizes a medal for General George Washington.
- 1813 The frigate USS Essex flies the first U.S. flag in battle in the Pacific.
- 1839 Birth of William Bell Wait, educator of the blind.
- 1865 Confederate forces capture Fort Stedman, during the siege of Petersburg, Va.
- 1867 Birth of Gutzon Borglum, sculptor of Mount Rushmore.
- 1797 Birth of John Winebrenner, U.S. clergyman who founded the Church of God.
- 1905 Rebel battle flags that were captured during the American Civil War are returned to the South.
- 1911 A fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company, a sweatshop in New York City, claims the lives of 146 workers.
- 1915 The first submarine disaster occurs when a U.S. F-4 sinks off the Hawaiian coast.
- 1940 The United States agrees to give Britain and France access to all American warplanes.
- 1953 The USS Missouri fires on targets at Kojo, North Korea, the last time her guns fire until the Persian Gulf War of 1992.
- 1954 RCA manufactures its first color TV set and begins mass production.
- 1965 Martin Luther King Jr. leads a group of 25,000 to the state capital in Montgomery, Ala.
- 1975 Hue is lost and Da Nang is endangered by North Vietnamese forces. The United States orders a refugee airlift to remove those in danger.
- 1981 The U.S. Embassy in San Salvador is damaged when gunmen attack, firing rocket propelled grenades and machine guns.
- 1986 President Ronald Reagan orders emergency aid for the Honduran army. U.S. helicopters take Honduran troops to the Nicaraguan border.