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Weather in northwest Orange County for Wednesday, April 13, 2022:

Today:

Sunny, with a high near 71. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Tonight:

Mostly clear, with a low around 50. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast after midnight.

Highs are expected to remain in the low to mid-70s until at least next week.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1721 Birth of John Hanson, first U.S. President under the Articles of Confederation.
  • 1743 Birth of Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States (1801-09)
  • 1775 Lord North extends the New England Restraining Act to South Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland. The act forbids trade with any country other than Britain and Ireland.
  • 1852 Birth of Frank W. Woolworth, American retailer.
  • 1861 After 34 hours of bombardment, Union-held Fort Sumter surrenders to Confederates.
  • 1864 Union forces under Gen. Sherman begin their devastating march through Georgia.
  • 1866 Birth of Butch Cassidy [Robert LeRoy Parker], American outlaw and leader of the Wild Bunch.
  • 1902 J.C. Penny opens his first store in Kemmerer, Wyoming.
  • 1943 Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicates the Jefferson Memorial.
  • 1964 Sidney Poitier becomes the first black individual to win an Oscar for best actor.
  • 1970 An oxygen tank explodes on Apollo 13, preventing a planned moon landing and jeopardizing the lives of the three-man crew.
  • 1976 The U.S. Federal Reserve begins issuing $2 bicentennial notes.