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Today in the SCV: Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Posted: September 12, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: September 12, 2012 2:00 a.m.
 

On this date in the SCV:

On this day in 1995, 21-year-old Ryan Lock saved a 2-year-old boy’s life with CPR. Lock said he saw the boy floating face down in the pool, and upon yelling to others to call 911, he ran down to pull the body out of the water. Medical professionals took over once they arrived and the boy was said to be in “fair” condition.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On Sept. 12, 1942, during World War II, a German U-boat off West Africa torpedoed the RMS Laconia, which was carrying Italian prisoners of war, British soldiers and civilians. The German crew, joined by other U-boats, began rescue operations. (On Sept. 16, the rescue effort came to an abrupt halt when the Germans were attacked by a U.S. Army bomber; some 1,600 people died while more than 1,100 survived. As a result, U-boat commanders were ordered to no longer rescue civilian survivors of submarine attacks.)

Birthdays:

Actor Dickie Moore (“Our Gang”) is 87. Actor Freddie Jones is 85. Country singer George Jones is 81. Actor Ian Holm is 81. Actress Linda Gray is 72. Basketball player Yao Ming is 32. Singer Maria Muldaur is 70. Actor Joe Pantoliano is 61. Singer-musician Gerry Beckley (America) is 60. Rock musician Neil Peart (Rush) is 60. Actor Peter Scolari is 57. Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is 56. Actress Rachel Ward is 55. Actress Amy Yasbeck is 50. Rock musician Norwood Fisher (Fishbone) is 47. Actor Darren E. Burrows is 46. Rock singer-musician Ben Folds (Ben Folds Five) is 46. Actor-comedian Louis C.K. is 45. Rock musician Larry LaLonde (Primus) is 44. Actor Josh Hopkins is 42. Actor Paul Walker is 39. Country singer Jennifer Nettles (Sugarland) is 38.

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