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Today in the SCV: Friday Aug. 3, 2012

Posted: August 3, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: August 3, 2012 2:00 a.m.
 

Today in the SCV

Valencia Marketplace concert series
What: Free outdoor concert at the Valencia Marketplace Amphitheater featuring the Dwight Kennedy Band (classic rock and pop).
When: 6-8 p.m.
Where: Valencia Marketplace shopping center. Amphitheater is on the north end of the center at McBean Parkway and The Old Road.
Contact: www.valenciamarketplace.com
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Today in history

Today is Friday, Aug. 3, the 216th day of 2012. There are 150 days left in the year.

On this date in the SCV: In 1975, Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital opened its doors. Patients from Hillside Community Hospital in Saugus were moved to Newhall Memorial’s modern building, which was two stories tall and contained 100 beds.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 3, 1492, Christopher Columbus set sail from Palos, Spain, on a voyage that took him to the present-day Americas.

Ten years ago:  Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian declared in a speech that Taiwan was “not someone else’s province” but rather an independent country separate from China. (Chen’s comments sparked an uproar both in China and at home, prompting him to back away from his pointed rhetoric.)

Five years ago: Toyota said its April-June 2007 profit had jumped 32.3 percent to a record high for a quarter, lifted by strong overseas sales and a weaker yen. Iraqis welcomed home their soccer team, which had won the Asian Cup.

One year ago: Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak denied all charges against him as he went on trial for alleged corruption and complicity in the deaths of protesters who’d helped drive him from power. (Mubarak was later convicted of failing to stop the killing of protesters and was sentenced to life in prison, but was acquitted of the corruption charges.) The Muscular Dystrophy Association announced that Jerry Lewis was no longer its national chairman and would not be appearing on the Labor Day telethon. Death claimed former NFL star and actor Bubba Smith, 66, and actress Annette Charles, 63, best known for her role as Cha Cha DeGregorio in “Grease.”

Birthdays

Author P.D. James is 92. Singer Gordon Stoker (The Jordanaires) is 88. Football Hall-of-Fame coach Marv Levy is 87. Singer Tony Bennett is 86. Actor Martin Sheen is 72. Hip-hop artist Spinderella (Salt-N-Pepa) is 41. College and Pro Football Hall of Famer Lance Alworth is 72. Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart is 71. Singer Beverly Lee (The Shirelles) is 71. Rock musician B.B. Dickerson is 63. Movie director John Landis is 62. Actress JoMarie Payton is 62. Actor Jay North (“Dennis the Menace”) is 61. Hockey Hall-of-Famer Marcel Dionne is 61. Country musician Randy Scruggs is 59. Actor Philip Casnoff is 58. Actor John C. McGinley is 53. Rock singer-musician Lee Rocker (The Stray Cats) is 51. Actress Lisa Ann Walter is 51. Rock singer James Hetfield (Metallica) is 49. Rock singer-musician Ed Roland (Collective Soul) is 49. Actor Isaiah Washington is 49. Country musician Dean Sams (Lonestar) is 46. Rock musician Stephen Carpenter (Deftones) is 42. Actress Brigid Brannagh is 40. Country musician Jimmy De Martini (Zac Brown Band) is 36. NFL quarterback Tom Brady is 35. Actress Evangeline (ee-VAN’-gel-een) Lilly is 33. Actress Mamie Gummer is 29. Country singer Whitney Duncan is 28. Actor Jon Foster is 28. Singer Holly Arnstein (Dream) is 27. Actress Tanya Fischer (TV: “The Defenders”) is 27. Pop-rock musician Brent Kutzle (OneRepublic) is 27.

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