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Today in the SCV: Wednesday, Feb. 20

Posted: February 20, 2013 2:00 a.m.
Updated: February 20, 2013 2:00 a.m.
 

Today in the SCV

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Today in history

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 20, the 51st day of 2013. There are 314 days left in the year.

On this date in the SCV: On this day in 2002, Sheriff’s deputies discovered a body in a burned-out car early in the morning near Pico Canyon, just west of Stevenson Ranch. Law enforcement officials found the body and wreckage after responding to a 5 a.m. call regarding a car fire.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 20, 2003, a fire sparked by pyrotechnics broke out during a concert by the group Great White at The Station nightclub in West Warwick, R.I., killing 100 people and injuring about 200 others.

Ten years ago: Former Air Force Master Sgt. Brian Patrick Regan was convicted in Alexandria, Va., of offering to sell U.S. intelligence to Iraq and China but acquitted of attempted spying for Libya. (Regan was later sentenced to life without parole.) A 17-year-old Mexican girl mistakenly given a heart and lungs with the wrong blood type received a second set of organs at Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina; however, Jesica Santillan suffered brain damage and later died.

Five years ago: A U.S. Navy cruiser blasted a disabled spy satellite with a pinpoint missile strike that achieved the main mission of exploding a tank of toxic fuel 130 miles above the Pacific Ocean. Space shuttle Atlantis and its crew returned to Earth, after delivering a new European lab to the international space station.

One year ago: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev held an unprecedented meeting with opposition leaders, who said they were encouraged by his promises to make it easier for anti-Kremlin parties to take part in elections. Former senator and astronaut John Glenn celebrated the 50th anniversary of his history-making space flight at Ohio State University by kicking off a forum about NASA’s future.

Birthdays

Gloria Vanderbilt is 89. Author-screenwriter Richard Matheson is 87. Actor Sidney Poitier is 86. Racing Hall of Famer Bobby Unser is 79. Racing Hall of Famer Roger Penske is 76. Hockey Hall-of-Famer Phil Esposito is 71. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is 71. Movie director Mike Leigh is 70. Actor Peter Strauss is 66. Rock singer-musician-producer Walter Becker (Steely Dan) is 63. Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is 62. Country singer Kathie Baillie is 62. Actor John Voldstad is 62. Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst is 59. Country singer Leland Martin is 56. Basketball Hall-of-Famer Charles Barkley is 50. Actor French Stewart is 49. Actor Ron Eldard is 48. Model Cindy Crawford is 47.

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