Orange County Breeze local almanac for northwest Orange County, California.

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1944

During World War II, 320 men, two-thirds of them African Americans, were killed when a pair of ammunition ships exploded at the Port Chicago Naval Magazine on Suisun Bay north of San Francisco. [Source: Orange County Register and California by Kevin Starr.]

1955

Disneyland opened in Anaheim. [Source: Orange County Register]