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Today in the SCV: June 17

Posted: June 17, 2012 1:55 a.m.
Updated: June 17, 2012 1:55 a.m.
 

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Creekside Classic cars and coffee
What: Bring any vehicle and enjoy other cars and coffee. Free. Panera Bread will donate 10 percent of its profits to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.
When: First and third Sunday of each month at 7-10 a.m.
Where: Panera Bread, 19185 Golden Valley Road, Canyon Country 91387
Contact: 747-999-5273

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Today in history
Today is Sunday, June 17, the 169th day of 2012. There are 197 days left in the year. This is Father’s Day.

On this date in the SCV: In 1959, a soldier attempted suicide with a gun in Agua Dulce Canyon. Firefighters who were dousing a brush fire nearby heard the gunshot. They found the soldier and administered first aid, but he succumbed to his injuries at the hospital that night.

Today’s Highlight in History: On June 17, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon’s eventual downfall began with the arrest of five burglars inside Democratic national headquarters in Washington, D.C.’s Watergate complex.

Ten years ago: The U.S. Supreme Court, by a vote of 8-1, struck down a law in the Ohio village of Stratton that required door-to-door solicitors to register with authorities and carry a permit.

One year ago: The United Nations endorsed the rights of gay, lesbian and transgender people for the first time ever, passing a resolution hailed as historic by the U.S. and other backers and decried by some African and Muslim countries. A Saudi woman defiantly drove through Riyadh while others brazenly cruised by police patrols in the first forays of a challenge to Saudi Arabia’s male-only driving rules.

Birthdays
Actor Peter Lupus is 80. Actor William Lucking is 71. Singer Barry Manilow is 69. Comedian Joe Piscopo is 61. Actor Mark Linn-Baker is 58. Musician Philip Chevron (The Pogues) is 55. Actor Jon Gries is 55. Movie producer-director-writer Bobby Farrelly is 54. Actor Thomas Haden Church is 51. Actor Greg Kinnear is 49. Actress Kami Cotler (TV: “The Waltons”) is 47. Olympic gold-medal speed skater Dan Jansen is 47. Actor Jason Patric is 46. Rhythm-and-blues singer Kevin Thornton is 43. Actor-comedian Will Forte is 42. Latin pop singer Paulina Rubio is 41. Tennis player Venus Williams is 32. Actor-rapper Herculeez (AKA Jamal Mixon) is 29. Actor Damani Roberts is 16.

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