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Today in the SCV: Monday Jan. 28, 2013

Posted: January 28, 2013 2:00 a.m.
Updated: January 28, 2013 2:00 a.m.
 

Today in history

Today is Monday, Jan. 28, the 28th day of 2013. There are 337 days left in the year.

On this date in the SCV: In 2010, Henry Mayo Hospital sought city approval in subdividing 21 acres of its property in order to prepare for the building of a new parking structure and office buildings.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 28, 1813, the novel “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen was first published anonymously in London.

Ten years ago: President George W. Bush, girding the nation for war, said in his State of the Union address that Saddam Hussein had shown “utter contempt” for the world community and had to be held to account; Bush also pledged to help the ailing economy with lower taxes and a stronger health care system. Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s Likud party and other hawkish parties won a resounding victory in Israel’s parliamentary elections. John Philp Thompson Sr., who expanded his family’s business into the nationwide 7-Eleven chain, died at age 77.

Five years ago: President George W. Bush, in his last State of the Union address, urged passage of an economic stimulus package and asked Americans to remain patient with the long, grinding war in Iraq. In a daring ambush, Iraqi insurgents blasted a U.S. patrol with a roadside bomb and showered survivors with gunfire from a mosque in Mosul; five American soldiers were killed in the explosion. A U.S. missile attack in Pakistan killed veteran al-Qaida leader Abu Laith al-Libi. Massachusetts Sen. Edward M. Kennedy endorsed Barack Obama for the White House.

One year ago: The Arab League halted its observer mission in Syria because of escalating violence. Victoria Azarenka routed three-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-0 to win the Australian Open. Ashley Wagner won her first U.S. Figure Skating title at the championship in San Jose.

 

Birthdays

Actor-dancer John Ronald Dennis is 88. Musician-composer Acker Bilk is 84. Actor Nicholas Pryor is 78. Actor Alan Alda is 77. Actress Susan Howard is 71. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., is 66. Evangelical pastor Rick Warren is 59. Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is 58. A Movie director Frank Darabont is 54. Rock musician Dan Spitz is 50. Singer Sarah McLachlan is 45. Rapper Rakim is 45. DJ Muggs (Cypress Hill) is 45. Rhythm-and-blues singer Anthony Hamilton is 42. Rock musician Brandon Bush is 40. MLB player Jermaine Dye is 39. Singer Joey Fatone Jr. (‘N Sync) is 36. Rapper Rick Ross is 36. Singer Nick Carter (Backstreet Boys) is 33. Actor Elijah Wood is 32. Rapper J. Cole is 28. Actress Ariel Winter (TV: “Modern Family”) is 15.

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