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Weather in northwest Orange County for Friday, March 17, 2023:


Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 66. West wind 5 to 10 mph.


Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.

Partly sunny skies is forecast, followed by a slight chance of rain early next week.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1766 Britain repeals the Stamp Act.
  • 1776 British forces evacuate from Boston to Nova Scotia.
  • 1828 Birth of Patrick R. Cleburne, Confederate general.
  • 1832 Birth of Daniel Conway Moncure, U.S. clergyman, author, abolitionist
  • 1868 The first postage stamp canceling machine patent is issued.
  • 1884 John Joseph Montgomery makes the first glider flight in Otay, Calif.
  • 1886 Twenty African Americans are killed in the Carrollton Massacre in Mississippi.
  • 1902 Birth of Bobby Jones, American golfer.
  • 1905 Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, niece of President Theodore Roosevelt, marries Franklin D. Roosevelt in New York.
  • 1910 The Camp Fire Girls are founded in Lake Sebago, Maine.
  • 1919 Birth of Nat “King” Cole, American jazz pianist and singer.
  • 1924 Four Douglas army aircraft leave Los Angeles for an around the world flight.
  • 1930 Mob boss Al Capone is released from jail.
  • 1944 The U.S. Eighth Air Force bombs Vienna.
  • 1961 The United States increases military aid and technicians to Laos.
  • 1962 The Soviet Union asks the United States to pull out of South Vietnam.
  • 1966 A U.S. submarine locates a missing H-bomb in the Mediterranean.
  • 1970 The Army charges 14 officers with suppression of facts in the My Lai massacre case.
  • 1972 Nixon asks Congress to halt busing in order to achieve desegregation.
  • 1973 First POWs are released from the “Hanoi Hilton” in Hanoi, North Vietnam.
  • 1985 President Ronald Reagan agrees to a joint study with Canada on acid rain.

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