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Weather in northwest Orange County for Monday, April 4, 2022:

Today:

Mostly cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 72. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Tonight:

Mostly clear, with a low around 53. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

Highs are forecast to see a sharp rise, reaching the mid-80s by the middle of the week and peaking in the mid 90s on Thursday before dropping very sharply Saturday.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1792 Birth of Thaddeus Stevens, U.S. Republican congressional leader.
  • 1802 Birth of Dorothea Dix, American social reformer.
  • 1812 The territory of Orleans becomes the 18th state and will become known as Louisiana.
  • 1818 The United States flag is declared to have 13 red and white stripes and 20 stars.
  • 1841 President William Henry Harrison, aged 68, becomes the first president to die in office, just a month after being sworn in.
  • 1862 The Battle of Yorktown begins as Union gen. George B. McClellan closes in on Richmond, Va.
  • 1915 Birth of Muddy Waters, American blues musician.
  • 1917 The U.S. Senate votes 90-6 to enter World War I on Allied side.
  • 1928 Birth of Maya Angelou, American poet and author.
  • 1968 Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee.
  • 1974 Hank Aaron ties Babe Ruth’s home-run record.