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Almanac: October
07 09


Birth of James Wilson Marshall, discoverer of gold in California. [Source:]


Cypress Police Officer Matthew Ward is killed in an off-duty multi-car accident when the pickup truck he was driving was forced into the center divider on the 405 Freeway near the border of Costa Mesa and Huntington Beach. His young son survived the crash. [Sources: Orange County Coroner, CalTrans incident map, California Highway Patrol incident log, and Cypress Police Department.]