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Today in the SCV: Monday, July 23

Posted: July 23, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: July 23, 2012 2:00 a.m.

Brazilian jujitsu
What: Free introduction for people ages 6 and older to fundamentals of Brazilian jujitsu, a grappling martial art.
When: 7-8 p.m.
Where: 23548 Lyons Ave., Suite E,
in the Plaza Posada Shopping Center,
Newhall 91321
Contact: or call 661-544-8728

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Actress Gloria DeHaven is 87. Concert pianist Leon Fleisher is 84. Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy is 76. Actor Ronny Cox is 74. Radio personality Don Imus is 72. Country singer Tony Joe White is 69. Rock singer David Essex is 65. Actor Larry Manetti is 65. Singer-songwriter John Hall is 64. Actress Belinda Montgomery is 62. Rock musician Blair Thornton (Bachman Turner Overdrive) is 62. Actress Edie McClurg is 61. Actress-writer Lydia Cornell is 59. Actor Woody Harrelson is 51. Rock musician Martin Gore (Depeche Mode) is 51. Actor Eriq Lasalle is 50. Rock musician Yuval Gabay is 49. Rock musician Slash is 47. Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman is 45. Rock musician Nick Menza is 44. Model-actress Stephanie Seymour is 44. Actress Charisma Carpenter is 42. Rhythm-and-blues singer Sam Watters is 42. Country singer Alison Krauss is 41. Rhythm-and-blues singer Dalvin DeGrate is 41. Rock musician Chad Gracey (Live) is 41. Actor-comedian Marlon Wayans is 40. Country singer Shannon Brown is 39. Actress Kathryn Hahn is 39. Retired MLB All-Star Nomar Garciaparra is 39. Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky is 39. Actress Stephanie March is 38. Country musician David Pichette (Emerson Drive) is 35. Rhythm-and-blues singer Michelle Williams is 32. Actor Paul Wesley is 30. Actor Daniel Radcliffe is 23. Country musician Neil Perry is 22.

Today is Monday, July 23, the 205th day of 2012. There are 161 days left in the year.

On this date in the SCV: In 1940, a 42-year-old tree surgeon, despondent over a marriage breakup, committed suicide via monoxide poisoning at the base of the Oak of the Golden Dream in Placerita Canyon.

Today’s Highlight in History: On July 23, 1962, the first public TV transmissions over Telstar 1 took place during a special program featuring live shots beamed from the United States to Europe, and vice versa.

Ten years ago: Thousands of Palestinians marched to bury their dead after an Israeli airstrike killed a top Hamas leader and 14 civilians, including nine children. Welsh archbishop Rowan Williams was chosen to be the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury, spiritual leader of the world’s Anglicans. A frail but determined Pope John Paul II arrived in Toronto at the start of an 11-day trip that also took him to Guatemala and Mexico. Novelist Chaim Potok died in Merion, Pa., at age 73. Actor Leo McKern died in Bath, England, at age 82.

Five years ago: In the first political debate of its kind, all eight Democratic Party contenders, appearing on CNN, fielded questions submitted by the public on YouTube. A violent home invasion in Cheshire, Conn., resulted in the deaths of a prominent doctor’s wife, Jennifer Hawke-Petit, and their daughters, Hayley and Michaela; two suspects, Steven Hayes and Joshua Komisarjevsky, were almost immediately arrested (both were convicted and sentenced to death). Comic Drew Carey was tapped to replace legend Bob Barker on the CBS daytime game show “The Price is Right.”

One year ago: Singer Amy Winehouse, 27, was found dead in her London home from accidental alcohol poisoning. Retired Army Gen. John Shalikashvili, the first foreign-born chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, died at Madigan Army Medical Center near Tacoma, Wash., at age 75. Nguyen Cao Ky, 80, the flamboyant former air force general who’d ruled South Vietnam for two years during the Vietnam war, died in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A bullet train crash in southern China claimed 40 lives.


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