View Mobile Site
 

Ask the Expert

Signal Photos

 

Today in the SCV: Friday, Oct. 26

Posted: October 26, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: October 26, 2012 2:00 a.m.
 

 

Today is Friday, Oct. 26, the 300th day of 2012. There are 66 days left in the year.

On this date in the SCV: In 1991, a tanker truck carrying crude oil crashed on the southbound truck lane on Interstate 5, causing several vehicles to slam into each other like a row of dominoes.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 26, 1942, Japanese planes badly damaged the aircraft carrier USS Hornet in the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands during World War II. (The Hornet sank early the next morning; the battle itself ended in a tactical victory for Japan, but ultimately a strategic win for the Allies.)

Ten years ago: The hostage siege by Chechen rebels at a Moscow theater ended with 129 of the 800-plus captives dead, most from a knockout gas used by Russian special forces who stormed the theater; 41 rebels also died. Tens of thousands of anti-war protesters circled the White House after Jesse Jackson and other speakers denounced the Bush administration’s Iraq policies. The Anaheim Angels defeated the San Francisco Giants 6-5 in Game 6 of the World Series, forcing a seventh and final showdown.

Five years ago: A federal jury in Kansas City, Mo., decided that Lisa Montgomery, convicted of killing expectant mother Bobbie Jo Stinnett and cutting the baby from her womb, should receive the death penalty. The Georgia Supreme Court freed Genarlow Wilson, saying his 10-year sentence for consensual oral sex with another teenager, a 15-year-old girl, was cruel and unusual punishment. Friedman Paul Erhardt, television’s “Chef Tell,” died in Upper Black Eddy, Pa., at age 63.

One year ago: President Barack Obama recalled his struggles with student loan debt as he unveiled a plan at the University of Colorado Denver that could give millions of young people some relief on their payments. In a verdict that disappointed pro-democracy activists, two Egyptian policemen who beat a man to death were convicted of the lesser charge of manslaughter and given a relatively light sentence in a case that helped spark Egypt’s uprising.

Halloween fiesta
What: Annual Halloween Fiesta with children’s costume contest, pumpkin decorating, food, drinks and live entertainment.
When: 5-7:30 p.m.
Where: Newhall Community Center, 22421 Market St., Newhall 91321
Contact: Julie Calderon at
661-286-4006

Book Fair
What: Bethlehem Lutheran Preschool is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair today through Oct. 31. There will be books on campus for purchase for all ages. Please visit the school Monday through Friday to purchase books. The school will earn points and free books from this event.
When: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Bethlehem Lutheran Preschool at 27265 Luther Drive, Canyon Country 91351
Contact: 661-251-6027,
www.followthestar.com

Signal tip line

Got a news tip? Call The Signal’s tip line: 661-255-1234.
Want your event listed? Email calendar@the-signal.com with your event’s details. Include the time, date, location and contact information with your submission. To have your item viewed immediately online, post it to the community portion of The-Signal.com.

Birthdays:

Former Sen. Edward Brooke III, R-Mass., is 93. Actress Shelley Morrison is 76. Actor Bob Hoskins is 70. Author Pat Conroy is 67. Actress Jaclyn Smith is 67. TV host Pat Sajak is 66. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is 65. Singer Maggie Roche (The Roches) is 61. Actor James Pickens Jr. is 60. Rock musician Keith Strickland (The B-52’s) is 59. Actor D.W. Moffett is 58. Actress Rita Wilson is 56. The president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, is 53. Actor Dylan McDermott is 51. Actor Cary Elwes is 50. Country singer Keith Urban is 45. Actor Tom Cavanagh is 44. Actor Anthony Rapp is 41. Writer-producer Seth MacFarlane (TV: “Family Guy”) is 39. Actress Lennon Parham is 37. Actor Hal Ozsan is 36. Actor Jon Heder is 35. Singer Mark Barry (BBMak) is 34. Olympic silver medal figure skater Sasha Cohen is 28.

Comments

Commenting not available.
Commenting is not available.

 
 

Powered By
Morris Technology
Please wait ...