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The Signal.com's Daybreak: Jan. 29, 2010

Posted: January 28, 2010 9:43 p.m.
Updated: January 29, 2010 4:55 a.m.
 

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 Friday, Jan. 29, the 29th day of 2010. There are 336 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 29, 1860 (according to the New Style calendar), Russian author and playwright Anton Chekhov was born in the port city of Taganrog (TAG’-uhn-rahg).

Ten years ago:
Joe Montana and Ronnie Lott, architects of San Francisco’s Super Bowl dynasty, were among five individuals elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Five years ago: Jetliners from China landed in rival Taiwan for the first time in 56 years.

Watercooler Talk
BALL GROUND, Ga. (AP) — One north Georgia man got more than he bargained for when he bought a car from a towing company late last year. Officials with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday that Tye Kuykendall found $200,000 in counterfeit money inside a hidden compartment behind the back seat of the car.

Authorities said Kuykendall bought the car after it sat for more than three years in an impound yard after being towed by Fulton County police in 2006.

Authorities said he was fixing a gas leak when he discovered the secret compartment.

Cherokee officials have called the U.S. Secret Service to help with the case.

Birthdays
Actor John Forsythe is 92. Actor Tom Selleck is 65. Actor Marc Singer is 62. Rock musician Tommy Ramone (Ramones) is 58. Rock musician Louie Perez (Los Lobos) is 57. Talk show host Oprah Winfrey is 56. Rock musician Johnny Spampinato (NRBQ) is 51. Olympic gold-medal diver Greg Louganis is 50. Rock musician Eddie Jackson (Queensryche) is 49. Rock singer-musician Roddy Frame (Aztec Camera) is 46. Actor-director Edward Burns is 42. Actress Heather Graham is 40. Actor Sharif Atkins is 35. Actress Sara Gilbert is 35. Actor Andrew Keegan is 31. Actor Jason James Richter is 30. Pop-rock singer Adam Lambert (“American Idol”) is 28.

Lottery
Mega Millions

7-8-38-39-48 Mega: 22
Draw date: Tuesday, Jan. 26
Jackpot: $121 million

SuperLotto
2-17-40-44-46 Mega: 11
Draw date: Wednesday, Jan. 27
Jackpot: $14 million

Fantasy 5
15-21-33-36-39
Draw date: Thursday, Jan. 28

Daily 4
7-5-7-4
Draw date: Thursday, Jan. 28

Daily 3
Midday: 2-6-8
Evening: 9-4-5
Draw date: Thursday, Jan. 28

Daily Derby
1st: 09 Winning Spirit
2nd: 01 Gold Rush
3rd: 05 California Classic
Race time: 1:42.01
Draw date: Thursday, Jan. 28

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