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Weather in northwest Orange County for Friday, April 29, 2022:

Today:

Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 74. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Mostly clear, with a low around 56. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast after midnight.

Highs are expected to remain in the 70s for the rest of the week.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1745 Birth of Oliver Ellsworth, third Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • 1813 Rubber is patented.
  • 1852 The first edition of Peter Roget’s Thesaurus is published.
  • 1856 Yokut Indians repel a second attack by the ‘Petticoat Rangers,’ a band of civilian Indian fighters at Four Creeks, California.
  • 1861 The Maryland House of Delegates votes against seceding from Union.
  • 1862 Forts Philip and Jackson surrender to Admiral David Farragut outside New Orleans.
  • 1863 Birth of William Randolph Hearst, American newspaper publisher.
  • 1899 Birth of Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington, renowned jazz composer and musician.
  • 1913 Gideon Sundback of Hoboken patents the all-purpose zipper.
  • 1918 America’s WWI Ace of Aces, Eddie Rickenbacker, scores his first victory with the help of Captain James Norman Hall.
  • 1927 Construction of the Spirit of St. Louis is completed.
  • 1975 The U.S. embassy in Vietnam is evacuated as North Vietnamese forces fight their way into Saigon.
  • 1983 Harold Washington is sworn in as Chicago’s first black mayor.
  • 1992 Four Los Angeles police offices are acquitted of charges stemming from the beating of Rodney King. Rioting ensues.