Today


Published Oct 9, 2012 at 05:00AM / Updated Nov 19, 2013 at 12:31AM

It’s Tuesday, Oct. 9, the 283rd day of 2012. There are 83 days left in the year.

Happenings

• Former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky is scheduled to be sentenced following his conviction in June of abusing 10 boys over 15 years. Sandusky and at least some of his victims plan to address the judge.

• Skydiver Felix Baumgartner is scheduled to make his attempt at the highest, fastest free fall that was pushed back due to the weather. A3

• North Korea warns that the U.S. mainland is within range of its missiles, saying Washington’s recent agreement to let Seoul possess missiles capable of hitting all of the North shows the allies are plotting to invade the country.

In History

Highlights: In 1888, the public was first admitted to the Washington Monument. In 1940, rock and roll legend John Lennon was born in Liverpool, England. In 1967, Latin American guerrilla leader Che Guevara was killed by the Bolivian army a day after he was captured while attempting to incite revolution. In 1974, businessman Oskar Schindler, credited with saving about 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust, died in Frankfurt, West Germany (at his request, he was buried in Jerusalem).

Ten years ago: A man was shot to death at a gas station near Manassas, Va., in the latest sniper shooting in the Washington, D.C., area.

Five years ago: Republican presidential hopefuls Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani clashed over tax and spending cuts, each claiming greater commitment than the other in a debate in Dearborn, Mich. France’s Albert Fert and German Peter Gruenberg won the 2007 Nobel Prize in physics for a discovery that lets computers, iPods and other digital devices store reams of data on ever-shrinking hard disks.

One year ago: At least 27 people were killed and more than 200 injured during massive clashes in downtown Cairo in the worst sectarian outburst since the February revolution.

Birthdays

Former Sen. Trent Lott, R-Miss., is 71. Actress-TV personality Sharon Osbourne is 60. Actor Tony Shalhoub is 59. Pro and College Football Hall of Famer Mike Singletary is 54. Movie director Guillermo del Toro is 48. British Prime Minister David Cameron is 46. Country singer Scotty McCreery (TV: “American Idol” winner) is 19.

— From wire reports