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Today in the SCV: Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012

Posted: August 30, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: August 30, 2012 2:00 a.m.
 

Newcomers and friends

What: A coffee corner for women who are new to the Santa Clarita Valley.

When: 10 a.m.

Where: Call for location

Contact: 661-296-0872,
661-254-0205

Artist’s reception

What: Reception for the “Big, Big Backyard” interactive art exhibit at College of the Canyons’ art gallery. Free.

When: 5-9 p.m.

Where: 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355

Contact: www.canyons.edu/artgallery

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Today is Thursday, Aug. 30, the 243rd day of 2012. There are 123 days left in the year.

On this date in the SCV: In 1962, a fire raged in Soledad Township that could be seen by residents 80 miles away.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 30, 1862, Confederate forces won victories against the Union at the Second Battle of Bull Run in Manassas, Va., and the Battle of Richmond in Kentucky.

Ten years ago: With just hours to spare, baseball averted a strike; it was the first time since 1970 that players and owners had agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement without a work stoppage. Movie director J. Lee Thompson (“The Guns of Navarone”) died in Sooke, British Columbia, Canada at age 88.

Five years ago: In a serious breach of nuclear security, a B-52 bomber armed with six nuclear warheads flew cross-country unnoticed; the Air Force later punished 70 people. Taliban militants in Afghanistan released the last seven of its South Korean hostages.

One year ago: National Guard helicopters rushed food and water to a dozen cut-off Vermont towns after the rainy remnants of Hurricane Irene washed out roads and bridges in a deluge that had taken many people in the landlocked New England state by surprise. Libyan rebels said they were closing in on Moammar Gadhafi and issued an ultimatum to loyalists in his hometown of Sirte, his main remaining bastion: Surrender, or face an attack.

 

Birthdays

Opera singer Regina Resnik is 90. Actor Bill Daily is 85. Actress Elizabeth Ashley is 73. Actor Ben Jones is 71. Cartoonist R. Crumb is 69. Olympic gold medal skier Jean-Claude Killy is 69. Actress Peggy Lipton is 65. Comedian Lewis Black is 64. Actor Timothy Bottoms is 61. Actor David Paymer is 58. Jazz musician Gerald Albright is 55. Actor Michael Chiklis is 49. Music producer Robert Clivilles is 48. Actress Michael Michele is 46. Country musician Geoff Firebaugh is 44. Country singer Sherrie Austin is 41. Rock singer-musician Lars Frederiksen (Rancid) is 41. Actress Cameron Diaz is 40. Rock musician Leon Caffrey (Space) is 39. TV personality Lisa Ling is 39. Rock singer-musician Aaron Barrett (Reel Big Fish) is 38. Actor Michael Gladis is 35. Rock musician Matt Taul (Tantric; Days of the New) is 34. Tennis player Andy Roddick is 30. Rock musician Ryan Ross is 26. Actor Cameron Finley is 25.

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