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Weather in northwest Orange County for Monday, April 18, 2022:

Today:

Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast after midnight.

Highs are expected to remain in the low to mid-70s until the end of the week.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1676 Sudbury, Massachusetts is attacked by Indians.
  • 1775 American revolutionaries Paul Revere and William Dawes ride though the towns of Massachusetts warning that “the British are coming.”
  • 1818 A regiment of Indians and blacks is defeated at the Battle of Suwannee, in Florida, ending the First Seminole War.
  • 1847 U.S. forces defeat Mexicans at Cerro Gordo in one of the bloodiest battle of the Mexican-American War.
  • 1861 Colonel Robert E. Lee turns down an offer to command the Union armies.
  • 1906 A massive earthquake hits San Francisco, measuring 8.25 on the Richter scale.
  • 1923 Yankee Stadium opens with Babe Ruth hitting a three-run homer as the Yankees beat the Red Sox 4-1.
  • 1942 James H. Doolittle bombs Tokyo and other Japanese cities.
  • 1943 Traveling in a bomber, Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, the mastermind of the attack on Pearl Harbor, is shot down by American P-38 fighters.
  • 1978 The U.S. Senate approves the transfer of the Panama Canal to Panama.
  • 1983 A suicide bomber kills U.S. Marines at the U.S. Embassy in Lebanon.