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Today in the SCV: Sunday, June 10

Posted: June 10, 2012 1:55 a.m.
Updated: June 10, 2012 1:55 a.m.

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‘The Foreigner'
What: American Legion presents "The Foreigner," a comedy Broadway play. Tickets cost $35 for Friday and Saturday shows and $25 for Sunday. Proceeds benefit the American Legion Women's Auxiliary Girls State Program.
When: 11 a.m.
Where: 25427 Spruce St., Newhall 91321
Contact: Christie Marks at 661-714-3335

Rose Society meeting
What: The Santa Clarita Valley Rose Society hosts a meeting. Guest speaker Dexter Friede will talk about fertilizers for roses. Refreshments, raffles, door prizes and more.
When: 2 p.m.
Where: Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall 91321

Cheerleading gym open house
What: Gymcheer USA hosts an open house. Experience tumbling, cheer, dance, music and more for free.
When: 3-5 p.m.
Where: 20724 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita 91390
Contact: 661-299-6849

Blues Society jam
What: The Santa Clarita Valley Blues Society Open Pro Blues Jam hosted by hosted by Rick Berthod & The Persuader Band. Free and for all ages.
When: 5-8 p.m.
Where: Vincenzo's Pizza, 24504 1/2 Lyons Ave., Newhall 91321

‘The Great American
Trailer Park Musical'
What: A performance of the country-rock and blues musical "The Great American Trailer Park Musical." Tickets are $21 for general admission and $18 for students and seniors.
When: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. on Sundays through June 16
Where: The Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 Main St., Newhall 91321
Contact: or 661-288-0000

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Today is Sunday, June 10, the 162nd day of 2012. There are 204 days left in the year.

On this date in the SCV: In 1971, Bouquet Canyon homeowners protested against the proposed city of Granada at the Board of Supervisors public hearing. The city would be the nation’s largest known development of low-cost homes.

Today’s Highlight in History: On June 10, 1942, during World War II, German forces massacred 173 male residents of Lidice, Czechoslovakia, in retaliation for the killing of Nazi official Reinhard Heydrich.

On this date: In 1692, the first official execution resulting from the Salem witch trials in Massachusetts took place as Bridget Bishop was hanged.

In 1921, President Warren G. Harding signed into law the Budget and Accounting Act, which created the Bureau of the Budget and the General Accounting Office.

In 1922, singer-actress Judy Garland was born Frances Ethel Gumm in Grand Rapids, Minn.

In 1935, Alcoholics Anonymous was founded in Akron, Ohio by Dr. Robert Holbrook Smith and William Griffith Wilson.

In 1940, Italy declared war on France and Britain; Canada declared war on Italy.

In 1967, the Middle East War ended as Israel and Syria agreed to observe a United Nations-mediated cease-fire.

In 1971, President Richard M. Nixon lifted a two-decades-old trade embargo on China.

In 1985, socialite Claus von Bulow was acquitted by a jury in Providence, R.I., at his retrial on charges he’d tried to murder his heiress wife, Martha “Sunny” von Bulow.

In 1991, 11-year-old Jaycee Dugard of South Lake Tahoe was abducted by Phillip and Nancy Garrido; Jaycee was held by the couple for 18 years before she was found by authorities.

Ten years ago: Organized crime figure John Gotti died at a prison hospital in Springfield, Mo., at age 61. A partial solar eclipse cast a shadow over parts of eastern Asia, the Pacific Ocean and North America.

Five years ago: President George W. Bush was enthusiastically welcomed to Albania. The crews of Atlantis and the international space station greeted each other after the space shuttle arrived at the orbiting outpost. At the French Open, Rafael Nadal defeated Roger Federer, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. Suzann Pettersen shot a 5-under 67 for a one-shot victory over Karrie Webb at the LPGA Championship. “Spring Awakening” was named best musical at the Tony Awards; “The Coast of Utopia,” best play. HBO aired the final episode of “The Sopranos,” featuring an abrupt blackout ending that left fans intrigued, puzzled — and in some cases, infuriated.

One year ago: In a stern rebuke, Defense Secretary Robert Gates warned in Brussels that the future of the historic NATO military alliance was at risk because of European penny pinching and a distaste for front-line combat. Tony La Russa managed his 5,000th game as his St. Louis Cardinals lost to the Milwaukee Brewers 8-0.


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