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The Signal.com's Daybreak: July 21, 2009

Posted: July 20, 2009 10:41 p.m.
Updated: July 21, 2009 4:55 a.m.
 
Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to The-Signal.com'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 Tuesday, July 21, the 202nd day of 2009. There are 163 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History: On July 21, 1959, the NS Savannah, the first nuclear-powered merchant ship, was christened by first lady Mamie Eisenhower at Camden, N.J.

Ten years ago: Navy divers found and recovered the bodies of John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife, Carolyn, and sister-in-law, Lauren Bessette, in the wreckage of Kennedy's plane in the Atlantic Ocean off Martha's Vineyard.

Watercooler Talk
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA is celebrating the 40th anniversary of man's first steps on the lunar surface with a giant moon pie.

The concoction of marshmallow squeezed between two round graham crackers and dipped in chocolate is normally made in a hand-sized portion.

NASA's oversized treat will be available a slice at a time to visitors Monday to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Cape Canaveral

The anniversary moon pie is 40 inches in diameter, six inches high and weighs 55 pounds. That includes six pounds of chocolate and 14 pounds of marshmallow.

Birthdays
Actor Paul Burke is 83. Former Attorney General Janet Reno is 71. Actress Patricia Elliott is 67. Actor Art Hindle is 61. Singer Yusuf Islam (formerly Cat Stevens) is 61. Cartoonist Garry Trudeau is 61. Comedian-actor Robin Williams is 58. Comedian Jon Lovitz is 52. Actor Lance Guest is 49. Rock singer Emerson Hart is 40. Actress Ali Landry is 36. Actor Josh Hartnett is 31. Contemporary Christian singer Brandon Heath is 31. Reggae singer Damian Marley is 31. Country singer Brad Mates (Emerson Drive) is 31. Actress Sprague Grayden is 29. Singer Blake Lewis ("American Idol") is 28. Actor Jamie Waylett ("Harry Potter" films) is 20.

Mega Millions
8-17-40-47-50 Mega: 13
Draw date: Friday, July 17
Jackpot: $27 million

SuperLotto
10-23-24-34-40 Mega: 20
Draw date: Saturday, July 18
Jackpot: $7 million

Fantasy 5
3-17-31-32-37
Draw date: Monday, July 20

Daily 4
9-7-3-8
Draw date: Monday, July 20

Daily 3
Midday: 9-0-3
Evening: 4-5-9
Draw date: Monday, July 20

Daily Derby
1st: 09 Winning Spirit
2nd: 06 Whirl Win
3rd: 04 Big Ben
Race time: 1:46.50
Draw date: Monday, July 20

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