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Today in the SCV: Monday, Aug. 6, 2012

Posted: August 6, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: August 6, 2012 2:00 a.m.
 

Identifying your skills for the job
What: Learn to identify your skills, identify skills employers are seeking, effectively communicate your skills to employers and look for ways to further develop your skills. Limited seating. First come, first serve. Free.
When: Noon to 1 p.m.
Where: College of the Canyons, Valencia Campus — Student Center PDR #3, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road
Santa Clarita
Cpmtact: 661-362-3286

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Today in history

Today is Monday, Aug. 6, the 219th day of 2012. There are 147 days left in the year.


On this date in the SCV: In 1963, Newhall School District Superintendent Glen Hemminger died after a short illness. He had been named superintendent on July 1.

Today’s Highlight in History: On August 6, 1962, Jamaica, formerly ruled by Britain, became an independent dominion within the Commonwealth of Nations.

Ten years ago: Maria de Jesus and Maria Teresa Quiej-Alvarez, one-year-old Guatemalan twins born joined at the head, were separated at the University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center. President George W. Bush signed legislation restoring to U.S. presidents broad authority in negotiating trade pacts.

Five years ago: The Crandall Canyon Mine in central Utah collapsed, trapping six coal miners. (All six miners died, along with three would-be rescuers.) President George W. Bush wrapped up two days of talks with Afghan President Hamid Karzai at Camp David. Baron Elie Robert de Rothschild, who helped France’s Rothschild winemaking and banking dynasty recover from the ravages of World War II, died near Scharnitz, Austria, at age 90.

One year ago: Insurgents shot down a U.S. military helicopter during fighting in eastern Afghanistan, killing 30 Americans, most of them belonging to the same elite Navy commando unit that had slain Osama bin Laden; seven Afghan commandos also died. Violence erupted in the north London district of Tottenham amid anger over the fatal police shooting of a 29-year-old father of four; rioting and looting spread to other parts of the city and other English cities over the next several days, leaving five dead. Deion Sanders, Marshall Faulk, Shannon Sharpe, Richard Dent, Chris Hanburger, Les Richter and Ed Sabol were inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Birthdays

Jazz musician Charlie Haden is 75. Actor-director Peter Bonerz is 74. Actress Louise Sorel is 72. Actor Michael Anderson Jr. is 69. Actor Ray Buktenica is 69. Actor Dorian Harewood is 62. Actress Catherine Hicks is 61. Rock singer Pat MacDonald (Timbuk 3) is 60. Country musician Mark DuFresne (Confederate Railroad) is 59. Actress Stepfanie Kramer is 56. Actress Faith Prince is 55. Rhythm-and-blues singer Randy DeBarge is 54. Actor Leland Orser is 52. Country singers Patsy and Peggy Lynn are 48. Basketball Hall of Famer David Robinson is 47. Actor Jeremy Ratchford is 47. Country singer Lisa Stewart is 44. Movie writer-director M. Night Shyamalan is 42. Actress Merrin Dungey is 41. Singer Geri Halliwell is 40. Actor Jason O’Mara is 40. Singer-actor David Campbell is 39. Actress Vera Farmiga is 39. Actress Ever Carradine is 38. Actress Soleil Moon Frye is 36. Actress Melissa George is 36. Rock singer Travis McCoy (Gym Class Heroes) is 31. Actress Romola Garai is 30. Rock musician Eric Roberts (Gym Class Heroes) is 28.

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