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Today in the SCV: Thursday Jan. 24, 2013

Posted: January 24, 2013 2:00 a.m.
Updated: January 24, 2013 2:00 a.m.
 

Today in the SCV

“Coffee Corner” with Newcomers and Friends
Join Newcomers and Friends for “Coffee Corner” on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 10 a.m. The club is for women new to the Santa Clarita Valley or looking to change up the norms in their life. Call for location.Info: 661-296-0872 or 661-254-0205.

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Today in History

Today is Thursday, Jan. 24, the 24th day of 2013. There are 341 days left in the year..

On this date in the SCV: On this day in 2002, notable Santa Clarita activist Bob Lathrop died at age 88. Lathrop lived in Newhall for nearly 35 years and played a vital role in the Santa Clarita city formation effort while running twice for the at-large seat on the Castaic Lake Water Agency board.

Today’s Highlight in History: In 1965, Winston Churchill died in London at age 90.

Ten years ago: Connecticut became the first state to take part in the U.S. government’s plan to inoculate a half million health care workers against smallpox. (Only four doctors agreed to be vaccinated the first day.).

Five years ago: Congressional leaders announced a deal with the White House on an economic stimulus package that would give most tax filers refunds of $600 to $1,200. French bank Societe Generale announced it had uncovered a 4.9 billion euro ($7.14 billion) fraud by a single futures trader. Italian Premier Romano Prodi resigned after losing a Senate confidence motion.

One year ago: Declaring the American dream under siege, President Barack Obama used his State of the Union address to deliver a populist challenge to shrink the gap between rich and poor, promising to tax the wealthy more and help jobless Americans get work and hang onto their homes. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney released his 2010 tax returns, showing that his annual income topped $20 million and that he paid about $3 million in federal income taxes.

 

Birthdays

Actor Jerry Maren (“The Wizard of Oz”) is 94. Actor Marvin Kaplan (“Top Cat”) is 86. Cajun musician Doug Kershaw is 77. Singer-songwriter Ray Stevens is 74. Singer-songwriter Neil Diamond is 72. Singer Aaron Neville is 72. Country singer-songwriter Becky Hobbs is 63. Comedian Yakov Smirnoff is 62. Bandleader-musician Jools Holland is 55. Actress Nastassja Kinski is 54. Rhythm-and-blues singer Theo Peoples is 52. HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan is 47. Comedian Phil LaMarr is 46. Olympic gold medal gymnast Mary Lou Retton is 45. Rhythm-and-blues singer Sleepy Brown (Society of Soul) is 43. Actor Matthew Lillard is 43. Actress Merrilee McCommas is 42. Actor Ed Helms is 39. Actress Tatyana Ali is 34. Actress Mischa Barton is 27.

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