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Weather in northwest Orange County for Saturday, April 16, 2022:

Today:

Patchy drizzle before 11am. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 70. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

Tonight:

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. West wind 10 to 15 mph becoming light and variable after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Highs are expected to remain in the low to mid-70s through the week.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1818 The U.S. Senate ratifies the Rush-Bagot amendment to form an unarmed U.S.-Canada border.
  • 1862 Confederate President Jefferson Davis approves a conscription act for white males between 18 and 35.
  • 1862 Slavery is abolished in the District of Columbia.
  • 1864 Birth of Flora Batson, African-American soprano-baritone singer.
  • 1867 Birth of Wilbur Wright, designer, builder and flyer of the first airplane.
  • 1889 Birth of Charlie Chaplin, film actor and director.
  • 1919 Birth of Merce Cunningham, American dancer and choreographer.
  • 1922 Annie Oakley shoots 100 clay targets in a row, setting a woman’s record.
  • 1945 The destroyer USS Laffey survives horrific damage from attacks by 22 Japanese aircraft off Okinawa, earning the nickname “The Ship That Would Not Die.”
  • 1945 American troops enter Nuremberg, Germany.
  • 1947 A lens which provides zoom effects is demonstrated in New York City.
  • 1968 The Pentagon announces the “Vietnamization” of the war.
  • 1972 Two giants pandas arrive in the U.S. from China.