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The's Daybreak: April 14, 2009

Posted: April 14, 2009 1:58 a.m.
Updated: April 14, 2009 4:55 a.m.

Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:

First word
"Rather than learning from a book, they get to live it." - Susan Wilson, PTA vice president. (Read story here.)

Today is Tuesday, April 14, the 104th day of 2009. There are 261 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was shot and mortally wounded by John Wilkes Booth while attending the comedy "Our American Cousin" at Ford's Theater in Washington. (Lincoln died the following morning.)

In 1912, the British liner RMS Titanic collided with an iceberg in the North Atlantic and began sinking.

One year ago: Taylor Swift won video of the year and female video for her smash "Our Song."

Watercooler Talk
NEW YORK (AP) - Authorities say a 5-year-old boy slipped onto a New York City subway alone and rode for 34 stops from one end of Manhattan to the other before anyone intercepted him.

Samuel Sosa has been reunited with his mother, unharmed, after his hourlong transit odyssey Monday.

Griselda Sosa says her son got away from her around 7:40 a.m. while she got coffee near an elevated station on the No. 1 line in the northernmost part of Manhattan. The boy apparently sprinted up the station's stairs, squeezed under a turnstile and boarded a southbound train before she could stop him.

Police quickly put out an alert, but Sammy made it to the end of the line before transit workers spotted him around 8:40 a.m.

His mother calls authorities' response "good and fast."

Actor Bradford Dillman is 79. Actor Jay Robinson is 79. Country singer Loretta Lynn is 74. Former baseball player Pete Rose is 68. Rock musician Ritchie Blackmore is 64. Actor John Shea is 60. Actor Brad Garrett is 49. Actor Robert Carlyle is 48. Actor Robert Clendenin is 45. Actor Lloyd Owen is 43. Baseball player Greg Maddux is 43. Actor Anthony Michael Hall is 41. Actor Adrien Brody is 36. Classical singer David Miller is 36. Rapper DaBrat is 35. Actor Antwon Tanner is 34. Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar is 32. Actor-producer Rob McElhenney is 32. Actress Vivien Cardone is 16. Actress Abigail Breslin is 13.

California Lottery
Mega Millions
18-25-36-42-51 Mega: 22
Draw date: Friday, April 10
Jackpot: $92 million

2-4-12-34-46 Mega: 16
Draw date: Saturday, April 11
Jackpot: $9 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Monday, April 13

Daily 4
Draw date: Monday, April 13

Daily 3
Midday: 1-8-9
Evening: 8-6-9
Draw date: Monday, April 13

Daily Derby
1st: 04 Big Ben
2nd: 10 Solid Gold
3rd: 03 Hot Shot
Race time: 1:49.19
Draw date: Monday, April 13

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