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Today in the SCV: Thursday, Sept. 6

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

Corvette Club meeting

What: The Santa Clarita Valley Corvette Club holds its monthly meeting.

When: 6 p.m. social hour; 7:30 p.m. business meeting

Where: Marie Callender’s Restaurant, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia 91355

Contact: 661-373-3703,
membership@scvcc.org

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Today in history

Today is Thursday, Sept. 6, the 250th day of 2012. There are 116 days left in the year.

On this date in the SCV: In 1989, a massive ground and air search for a missing autistic man was called off when he was found at the Target on Magic Mountain Parkway. The search began after Reggie, the autistic man, escaped from his guardians earlier during the day at Granary Square. Half of the available Santa Claria Valley Sheriff’s units and a helicopter had been used in conducting the search.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 6, 1997, a public funeral was held for Princess Diana at Westminster Abbey in London, six days after her death in a car crash in Paris.

Ten years ago: Meeting outside Washington, D.C. for only the second time since 1800, Congress convened in New York to pay homage to the victims and heroes of September 11.

Five years ago: President George W. Bush and Chinese President Hu Jintao, in Sydney, Australia, for an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, called for greater international cooperation in tackling climate change without stifling economic growth. Death claimed opera superstar Luciano Pavarotti in Modena, Italy, at age 71 and author Madeleine L’Engle (“A Wrinkle in Time”) in Litchfield, Conn., at age 88.

One year ago: A man with a rifle opened fire in an IHOP restaurant in Carson City, Nev., killing three of five uniformed National Guard members and a woman having breakfast with her husband; gunman Eduardo Sencion also shot himself and died in the parking lot. Convoys of Moammar Gadhafi loyalists, including his security chief, fled Libya, crossing the Sahara into Niger.

 

Birthdays

Comedian JoAnne Worley is 75. Country singer David Allan Coe is 73. Rock singer-musician Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) is 69. Actress Swoosie Kurtz is 68. Comedian-actress Jane Curtin is 65. Country singer-songwriter Buddy Miller is 60. Country musician Joe Smyth (Sawyer Brown) is 55. Actor-comedian Jeff Foxworthy is 54. Actor-comedian Michael Winslow is 54. Rock musician Perry Bamonte is 52. Actor Steven Eckholdt is 51. Rock musician Scott Travis (Judas Priest) is 51. Pop musician Pal Waaktaar (a-ha) is 51. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is 50. Rock musician Kevin Miller is 50. ABC News correspondent Elizabeth Vargas is 50. Country singer Mark Chesnutt is 49. Actress Betsy Russell is 49. Actress Rosie Perez is 48.

Rhythm and blues singer Macy Gray is 45. Singer CeCe Peniston is 43. Rhythm-and-blues singer Darryl Anthony (Az Yet) is 43. Actress Daniele Gaither is 42. Rock singer Dolores O’Riordan (The Cranberries) is 41. Actor Dylan Bruno is 40. Actor Idris Elba is 40. Actress Justina Machado is 40. Actress Anika Noni (ah-NEE’-kuh NOH’-nee) Rose is 40. Rock singer Nina Persson (The Cardigans) is 38. Actor Justin Whalin is 38. Actress Naomie Harris is 36. Rapper Noreaga is 35. Actress Natalia Cigliuti is 34. Rapper Foxy Brown is 34. Rock singer Max George (The Wanted) is 24.

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