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Daybreak: Dec. 18, 2008

Posted: December 17, 2008 9:19 p.m.
Updated: December 18, 2008 4:55 a.m.
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"We know clearly from history that we have people on death row that are innocent."
- Georgia Rep. Mark Hatfield

Today in History
Today is Thursday, Dec. 18, the 353rd day of 2008. There are 13 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History
On Dec. 18, 1865, the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, abolishing slavery, was declared in effect by Secretary of State William H. Seward.

Ten years ago: The House debated articles of impeachment against President Bill Clinton. U.S. and British forces blasted Iraq with a third day of airstrikes. South Carolina carried out the nation's 500th execution since capital punishment resumed in 1977.

Television writer-producer Hal Kanter is 90. Former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark is 81. Actor Roger Smith is 76. Blues musician Lonnie Brooks is 75. Rock singer-musician Keith Richards is 65. Writer-director Alan Rudolph is 65. Movie producer-director Steven Spielberg is 62. Blues artist Ron Piazza is 61. Movie director Gillian Armstrong is 58. Movie reviewer Leonard Maltin is 58. Rock musician Elliot Easton is 55. Actor Ray Liotta is 53. Comedian Ron White is 52. Actor Brad Pitt is 45. Actress Rachel Griffiths is 40. Singer Alejandro Sanz is 40. Country/rap singer Cowboy Troy is 38. Rapper DMX is 38. Tennis player Arantxa Sanchez Vicario is 37.

Mega Millions
10-14-16-29-40 Mega: 6
Draw date: Tuesday, Dec. 16
Jackpot: $16 million

20-34-41-42-46 Mega: 26
Draw date: Wednesday, Dec. 17
Jackpot: $31 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Wednesday, Dec. 17

Daily 4
Draw date: Wednesday, Dec. 17

Daily 3
Midday: 5-9-0
Evening: 5-1-7
Draw date: Wednesday, Dec. 17

Daily Derby
1st: 01 Gold Rush
2nd: 05 California Classic
3rd: 12 Lucky Charms
Race time: 1:41.70
Draw date: Wednesday, Dec. 17


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