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Signal Photos's Daybreak: Feb. 9, 2009

Posted: February 9, 2009 1:14 a.m.
Updated: February 9, 2009 4:30 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
"Western music is about the big sky, campfires. Country is about dysfunctional relationships."
­- Buffalo Bryan Marr, Cross Town Cowboys (click here for full story)

Today in History
Today is Monday, Feb. 9, the 40th day of 2009. There are 325 days left in the year.

Today's Highlights in History:
On Feb. 9, 1943, the World War II battle of Guadalcanal in the southwest Pacific ended with an Allied victory over Japanese forces.

On Feb. 9, 1964, 72 million Americans watched The Beatles' first performance on "The Ed Sullivan Show." 

Ten years ago: The Senate began closed-door deliberations in President Bill Clinton's impeachment trial, even though members from both parties acknowledged that the two-thirds margin for conviction could not be attained.

Watercooler talk
STOCKHOLM (AP) - Suresh Joachim has broken his own Guinness world record for nonstop broadcast-television watching, clocking 72 hours in the Swedish capital.

"I feel fine, I drank between 25 and 30 cups of coffee," Joachim said Sunday.

His previous record was 69 hours, 48 minutes, set in 2005.

Joachim, a Sri Lanka native who lives in Toronto, watched three seasons of the drama series "24" featuring Kiefer Sutherland, said Swedish TV4 spokeswoman Janina Witkowski.

Birthdays: Actress Kathryn Grayson is 87. Television journalist Roger Mudd is 81. Actress Janet Suzman is 70. Actress-politician Sheila James Kuehl ("The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis") is 68. Singer-songwriter Carole King is 67. Actor Joe Pesci is 66. Singer Barbara Lewis is 66. Author Alice Walker is 65. Actress Mia Farrow is 64. Singer Joe Ely is 62. Actress Judith Light is 60. Rhythm-and-blues musician Dennis "DT" Thomas (Kool & the Gang) is 58. Actor Charles Shaughnessy is 54. Country singer Travis Tritt is 46. Actress Julie Warner is 44. Country singer Danni Leigh is 39. Actor Jason George is 37. Actor-producer Charlie Day is 33. Rock singer Chad Wolf (Carolina Liar) is 33. Actor A.J. Buckley (TV: "CSI: NY") is 32. Rock musician Richard On (O.A.R.) is 30. Actress Ziyi Zhang is 30. Actor David Gallagher is 24. Actress Marina Malota is 21. Actress Camille Winbush ("The Bernie Mac Show") is 19.

California Lottery
Mega Millions
2-12-18-28-31 Mega: 3
Draw date: Friday, Feb. 6
Jackpot: $73 million

14-23-24-25-44 Mega: 18
Draw date: Saturday, Feb. 7
Jackpot: $7 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Sunday, Feb. 8

Daily 4
Draw date: Sunday, Feb. 8

Daily 3
Midday: 6-5-3
Evening: 1-0-8
Draw date: Sunday, Feb. 8

Daily Derby
1st: 04 Big Ben
2nd: 08 Gorgeous George
3rd: 11 Money Bags
Race time: 1:44:94
Draw date: Sunday, Feb. 8

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