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

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1579

The Golden Hinde, the sole surviving ship of Sir Francis Drake, enters Drake’s Bay on the Point Reyes Peninsula for rest and repair. Drake claims the land as Nova Albion (New England) for the British Crown.

1913

US Marines set sail from San Diego to protect American interests in Mexico. [Source: HistoryNet.com]

1994

Former USC tailback O.J. Simpson leads police on a slow-speed pursuit through Los Angeles in an entirely ineffective effort to avoid facing murder charges in the death of his wife and her acquaintance. Although widely belived guilty, “The Juice” was acquitted.[Source: HistoryNet.com and oral history]