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Today in the SCV: Saturday Sept. 22, 2012

Posted: September 22, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: September 22, 2012 2:00 a.m.
 

Free concert

What: The band Cast No Shadows will play a free concert, with special guest Hillary Cusick.

When: 7-9 p.m.

Where: Undergrounds Coffeehouse at 23841 Newhall Ranch Road, Valencia 91355

Contact: 661-775-2057, www.reverbnation.com/rickkaupp

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Today in history

 

Today is Saturday, Sept. 22, the 266th day of 2012. There are 100 days left in the year. Autumn arrives at 10:49 a.m. Eastern time.

On this date in the SCV: In 2000, Stevenson Ranch Town Council President Keith Pritsker and Town Councilmember Gary Schamber were served Tuesday with a lawsuit in which Dave Bossert accuses them of defamation of character.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, declaring all slaves in rebel states should be free as of Jan. 1, 1863.

Ten years ago:  Thousands of Palestinians marched to protest Israel’s siege of Yasser Arafat’s headquarters, and Israeli soldiers opened fire on Palestinians who defied curfews. Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder’s Social Democrats won one of Germany’s closest postwar elections. The White House drama “The West Wing” won its third consecutive Emmy as best drama series; “Friends” was honored as best comedy for the first time in its eight years on the air.

Five years ago: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice spoke briefly with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki at the United Nations, but they did not discuss a Baghdad shootout involving guards from a U.S. company protecting American diplomats that claimed civilian lives. Marcel Marceau, the master of mime, died in Paris at age 84.

One year ago: A group of European researchers at the world’s biggest physics lab in Switzerland claimed to have measured a subatomic particle, a neutrino, traveling faster than the speed of light, a finding that challenged Einstein’s theory of relativity (however, the results have since been refuted by other scientists). American diplomats led a walkout at the U.N. General Assembly as Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad fiercely attacked the United States and major West European nations as “arrogant powers” ruled by greed and eager for military adventurism. Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Germany on his first state visit to his homeland.

 

Birthdays

Baseball Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda is 85. NBA Commissioner David Stern is 70. Musician King Sunny Ade is 66. Actor Paul Le Mat is 66. Capt. Mark Phillips is 64. Rock singer David Coverdale (Deep Purple, Whitesnake) is 61. Actress Shari Belafonte is 58. Singer Debby Boone is 56. Country singer June Forester (The Forester Sisters) is 56. Singer Nick Cave is 55. Rock singer Johnette Napolitano is 55. Classical crossover singer Andrea Bocelli is 54. Singer-musician Joan Jett is 54. Actor Scott Baio is 52. Actress Catherine Oxenberg is 51. Actor Rob Stone is 50. Rock musician Matt Sharp is 43. Rock musician Dave Hernandez is 42. Rhythm-and-blues singer Big Rube (Society of Soul) is 41. Actress Mireille Enos is 37. Actor Michael Graziadei is 33. Actress Ashley Drane (Eckstein) is 31.

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