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The's Daybreak: July 13, 2009

Posted: July 12, 2009 9:47 p.m.
Updated: July 13, 2009 4:55 a.m.

Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:

Today is Monday, July 13, the 194th day of 2009. There are 171 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History: On July 13, 1793, French revolutionary writer Jean-Paul Marat was stabbed to death in his bath by Charlotte Corday, who was executed four days later.

Ten years ago: Angel Maturino Resendiz, suspected of being the "Railroad Killer," surrendered in El Paso, Texas. (Resendiz was executed in 2006.) In Tehran, police fired tear gas to disperse 10,000 demonstrators on the sixth day of protests against Iranian hard-liners.

Watercooler Talk
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities said a bullet from a gun that was accidentally dropped injured a Tampa woman sitting in a bathroom stall. Police said the bullet hit 53-year-old Janifer Bliss in the lower left leg. She was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

Bliss was sitting on the toilet in a hotel bathroom when a woman in the next stall accidentally let her handgun slip out of her waist holster. The weapon discharged when it hit the ground.

Police said the gun belonged to a 56-year-old woman who has a concealed weapons permit.

Actor Patrick Stewart is 69. Actor Robert Forster is 68. Actor Harrison Ford is 67. Singer-guitarist Roger McGuinn (The Byrds) is 67. Actor-comedian Cheech Marin is 63. Actress Daphne Maxwell Reid is 61. Actress Didi Conn is 58. Singer Louise Mandrell is 55. Writer-director Cameron Crowe is 52. Tennis player Anders Jarryd is 48. Country singer-songwriter Victoria Shaw is 47. Bluegrass singer Rhonda Vincent is 47. Actor Kenny Johnson is 46. Actor Michael Jace is 44. Country singer Neil Thrasher is 44. Singer Deborah Cox is 36. Edmonton Oilers defenseman Sheldon Souray is 33. Rock musician Will Champion (Coldplay) is 31.

Mega Millions
5-10-26-27-28 Mega: 4
Draw date: Friday, July 10
Jackpot: $16 million

Draw date: Sunday, July 12

Daily 4
Draw date: Sunday, July 12

Daily 3
Midday: 6-3-2
Evening: 2-9-7
Draw date: Sunday, July 12

Daily Derby
1st: 09 Winning Spirit
2nd: 08 Gorgeous George
3rd: 05 California Classic
Race time: 1:45:44
Draw date: Sunday, July 12


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