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Today in the SCV: Friday Sept. 14, 2012

Posted: September 14, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: September 14, 2012 2:00 a.m.
 

Castaic Lake Movie on the Beach

What: Come and enjoy a movie on the beach after dark. There will be snacks for sale by the Friends of Castaic Lake. Bring a beach chair or blanket. This weeks film is “The Hunger Games” rated PG-13.

Where: 32132 Castaic Lake Drive

Castaic 91384

When: 7-10 p.m.

Contact: 661-257-4050

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Today in history

Today is Friday, Sept. 14, the 258th day of 2012. There are 108 days left in the year.

On this date in the SCV: In 1974, a 13-year-old Newhall boy and his two friends stumbled upon a human burial ground while hiking in Placerita Canyon. The trio told their parents about their discovery of a human jawbone upon returning home. Deputies later found ribs and several other bones, along with Levi pants and size 12 shoes.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 14, 1814, Francis Scott Key was moved to write a poem after witnessing how an American flag flying over Maryland’s Fort McHenry withstood a night of British bombardment during the War of 1812; the poem, “Defence of Fort McHenry,” later became the words to “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

Ten years ago:  President George W. Bush, welcoming Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to Camp David, said the United States was willing to take on Iraq alone if the United Nations failed to “show some backbone” by confronting Saddam Hussein.

Five years ago:  Defense Secretary Robert Gates raised the possibility of cutting U.S. troop levels in Iraq to 100,000 by the end of 2008, well beyond the cuts President George W. Bush had approved. In Iraq, some 1,500 mourners called for revenge as they buried the leader of the Sunni revolt against al-Qaida, Adbul-Sattar Abu Risha, who had been assassinated by a bomb claimed by an al-Qaida front.

One year ago: President Barack Obama urged enthusiastic college students at North Carolina State University to join him in his fight to get Congress to act on his new jobs bill. A key government panel released a report saying that BP bore ultimate responsibility for the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history.

 

Birthdays

Actress Zoe Caldwell is 79. Feminist author Kate Millett is 78. Actor Walter Koenig is 76. Basketball Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown is 72. Singer-actress Joey Heatherton is 68. Actor Sam Neill is 65. Rapper Nas is 39. Singer Jon “Bowzer” Bauman (Sha Na Na) is 65. Rock musician Ed King is 63. Actor Robert Wisdom is 59. Rock musician Steve Berlin (Los Lobos) is 57. Country singer-songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman is 56. Actress Mary Crosby is 53. Singer Morten Harket (a-ha) is 53. Country singer John Berry is 53. Actress Melissa Leo is 52. Actress Faith Ford is 48. Actor Jamie Kaler is 48. Actress Michelle Stafford is 47. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev is 47. Rock musician Mike Cooley (Drive-By Truckers) is 46. Actor Dan Cortese is 45. Contemporary Christian singer Mark Hall is 43. Actor-writer-director-producer Tyler Perry is 43.

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