A few showers early, becoming a steady light rain overnight. Low 62F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70%..
A few showers early, becoming a steady light rain overnight. Low 62F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
Updated: June 20, 2018 @ 7:55 pm
Today is Wednesday, Jan. 31.
Today's Highlight in History:
In 1971, astronauts Alan Shepard, Edgar Mitchell and Stuart Roosa blasted off aboard Apollo 14 on a mission to the moon.
In 1606, Englishman Guy Fawkes, convicted of high treason for his part in the "Gunpowder Plot," was set to be hanged, drawn and quartered, but broke his neck after falling or jumping from the scaffold.
In 1865, Gen. Robert E. Lee was named general-in-chief of the Confederate States Army by President Jefferson Davis.
In 1929, revolutionary Leon Trotsky and his family were expelled from the Soviet Union.
In 1961, NASA launched Ham the Chimp aboard a Mercury-Redstone rocket from Cape Canaveral; Ham was recovered safely from the Atlantic Ocean following his 16 1/2-minute suborbital flight.
In 1990, McDonald's Corp. opened its first fast-food restaurant in Moscow.
In 2000, an Alaska Airlines MD-83 jet crashed into the Pacific Ocean off Port Hueneme (wy-NEE'-mee), California, killing all 88 people aboard.
Ten years ago: Pop star Britney Spears was taken from her home by ambulance to UCLA Medical Center, where she was held for a week for psychiatric evaluation.
Ten years ago: President George W. Bush, speaking at the Nevada Policy Research Institute, said he would not jeopardize security gains in Iraq by withdrawing U.S. forces too quickly.
Five years ago: Chuck Hagel emerged from his grueling confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee with solid Democratic support for his nomination to be President Barack Obama's next defense secretary.
Five years ago: A gas explosion caused three floors of the headquarters of Mexico's national oil company Pemex to collapse, killing 37 people.
One year ago: President Donald Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch, a fast-rising conservative judge, to the U.S. Supreme Court.