To­day in his­tory

The Signal - - NEWS - To­day’s High­lights in His­tory: To­day’s sports:

To­day is Satur­day, Jan­uary 13, the 13th day of 2018 and the 24th day of win­ter.

On this date in the SCV: In 1927, The Sig­nal re­ported that Ken­neth Thomp­son of San Gabriel and John Heins of Al­ham­bra fell into the hands of the sub-sta­tion of­fi­cers when the auto in which they were rid­ing turned over near Cas­taic Junc­tion. When it de­vel­oped that they were not the own­ers of the car, in­quiry was made at the main of­fice. The boys stated that the car be­longed to a cousin, but gave a fic­ti­tious ad­dress for the “cousin.” The in­ves­ti­ga­tion re­vealed that the boys had stolen the car from the Ama­zon Drilling Co. on Dec. 26. They later stole plates off a Ford car, and had been us­ing the car for some days. They had started for Bak­ers­field, their par­ents know­ing noth­ing of the car episode, sup­pos­ing them to be in school. They were in jail

await­ing trial. In In 1898, French writer Emile Zola’s ed­i­to­rial “J’ac­cuse” was printed in the news­pa­per L’Aurore, ex­pos­ing the mil­i­tary cover-up known as the Drey­fus Af­fair. In 1910, a live per­for­mance from the Metropoli­tan Opera House in New York City be­came the first pub­lic ra­dio broad­cast. In 1942, the Al­lies an­nounced they would pros­e­cute war crim­i­nals af­ter World War II. In 1990, Vir­ginian L. Dou­glas Wilder be­came the first elected AfricanAmer­i­can gov­er­nor. In 2012, the Costa Con­cor­dia cruise ship ran aground off the coast of Italy, killing 32 peo­ple.

To­day’s fact: Emile Zola is buried in the Pan­theon necrop­o­lis in Paris, along with Voltaire, Vic­tor Hugo, Alexan­dre Du­mas, Marie Curie, Louis Braille and other French lu­mi­nar­ies.

In 1999, Chicago Bulls star Michael Jor­dan re­tired from the NBA for the sec­ond time. He would re­turn to the NBA for a third and fi­nal stint in 2001.

To­day’s num­ber: 22 – Nazi lead­ers who were tried at Nurem­berg for war crimes fol­low­ing World War II.

To­day’s moon: Be­tween last quar­ter moon (Jan. 8) and new moon (Jan. 16).

Birthdays Ho­ra­tio Al­ger (1832-1899), au­thor; So­phie Tucker (18841966), singer; Robert Stack

(1919-2003), ac­tor; Gwen Ver­don (1925-2000), dancer/ac­tress;

Charles Nel­son Reilly (19312007), ac­tor; Ju­lia Louis-Drey­fus

(1961- ), ac­tress; Trace Ad­kins (1962- ), singer-song­writer;

Pa­trick Dempsey (1966- ), ac­tor; Or­lando Bloom (1977- ), ac­tor; Nate Sil­ver (1978- ), statis­ti­cian;

Liam Hemsworth (1990- ), ac­tor.

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