Weather in northwest Orange County for Monday, February 13, 2023:
Mostly sunny, with a high near 64. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
A slight chance of rain after 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Highs are forecast to remain in the 60s through the week, with a chance of showers at the end of the week.
Courtesy of HistoryNet:
- 1862 The four day Battle of Fort Donelson, Tennessee, begins.
- 1865 The Confederacy approves the recruitment of slaves as soldiers, as long as the approval of their owners is gained.
- 1866 Jesse James holds up his first bank.
- 1910 Birth of William B. Shockley, physicist, co-inventor of the transistor.
- 1914 The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is founded.
- 1919 Birth of Tennessee Ernie Ford, country and gospel singer.
- 1920 The Negro National League, the first black baseball league, is established by Rube Foster.
- 1922 Birth of Harold “Hal” Moore Jr., US Army lieutenant general, author; led 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment at
- 1965 Battle of Ia Drang Valley; his best-known book, co-authored with combat journalist Joe Galloway, is “We Were Soldiers Once . . . And Young,” an account of that battle.
- 1923 Birth of Charles “Chuck” Yeager, American test pilot, the first man to break the sound barrier.
- 1936 First social security checks are put in the mail.
- 1949 A mob burns a radio station in Ecuador after the broadcast of H.G. Wells’ “War of the Worlds.”
- 1951 At the Battle of Chipyong-ni, in Korea, U.N. troops contain the Chinese forces’ offensive in a two-day battle.
- 1953 The Pope asks the United States to grant clemency to convicted spies Ethel and Julius Rosenberg.
- 1968 The United States sends 10,500 more combat troops to Vietnam.
- 1970 General Motors is reportedly redesigning automobiles to run on unleaded fuel.
- 1972 Enemy attacks in Vietnam decline for the third day as the United States continues its intensive bombing strategy.