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The Signal.com's Daybreak: Feb. 22, 2010

Posted: February 21, 2010 10:29 p.m.
Updated: February 22, 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 Monday, Feb. 22, the 53rd day of 2010. There are 312 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:
On Feb. 22, 1980, the “Miracle on Ice” occurred in Lake Placid, N.Y. as the United States Olympic hockey team upset the Soviets, 4-3. (The U.S. team went on to win the gold medal.)

Ten years ago: John McCain won Republican primaries in Michigan and his home state of Arizona.

Five years ago:
A powerful earthquake struck central Iran, killing more than 600 people. A Virginia man was charged with plotting with al-Qaida to kill President George W. Bush.

Watercooler Talk
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A man who is only 22 inches (56 centimeters) tall left his home country of Nepal on Sunday in a quest to be recognized as the world’s shortest man. Khagendra Thapa Magar is traveling to Europe to campaign for the Guinness World Record title. He applied to London-based group for a place in the record book in October, soon after turning 18, but said he has not received any response.

Magar’s family initially filed a claim when he was 14, but it was rejected because he was not an adult and there was a chance he might grow.

They say doctors in Nepal have not been able to explain why Magar is so small.

Birthdays
Announcer Don Pardo is 92. Baseball Hall of Fame manager Sparky Anderson is 76. Movie director Jonathan Demme is 66. Actor John Ashton is 62. Actress Miou-Miou is 60. Actress Julie Walters is 60. Basketball Hall of Famer Julius Erving is 60. Actress Ellen Greene is 59.  is 58. Actor Kyle MacLachlan is 51. World Golf Hall of Famer Vijay Singh is 47. Actress-comedian Rachel Dratch is 44. Actress Jeri Ryan is 42. Actor Thomas Jane is 41. Actress Tamara Mello is 40. Actor Jose Solano is 39. Rock musician Scott Phillips is 37. Actress Drew Barrymore is 35. Singer James Blunt is 33. Rock singer Tom Higgenson (Plain White T’s) is 31. Actor Daniel E. Smith is 20.

Lottery
Mega Millions
1-22-39-42-46 Mega: 36
Draw date: Friday, Feb. 19
Jackpot: $83 million

SuperLotto
19-20-21-24-45 Mega: 13
Draw date: Saturday, Feb. 20
Jackpot: $10 million

Fantasy 5
11-27-31-32-33
Draw date: Sunday, Feb. 21

Daily 4
4-3-5-6
Draw date: Sunday, Feb. 21

Daily 3
Midday: 5-5-3
Evening: 3-7-6
Draw date: Sunday, Feb. 21

Daily Derby
1st: 04 Big Ben
2nd: 09 Winning Spirit
3rd: 12 Lucky Charms
Race time: 1:40.11
Draw date: Sunday, Feb. 21

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