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Today in history: Thursday, July 26, 2012

Posted: July 26, 2012 1:55 a.m.
Updated: July 26, 2012 1:55 a.m.

Movie screening
What: A screening of “Touch of Evil,” rated PG-13. Free.
When: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Valencia Library meeting room, 23743 Valencia Blvd., Valencia 91355
Contact: 661-259-8942

‘Go-Go Beach’
What: College of the Canyons’ Theatre Department presents “Go-Go Beach,” a 1960s musical comedy. Tickets can be purchased one hour before the performance for $20.
When: Tonight through Saturday at 8 p.m., July 28; 2 p.m. Sunday, July 29
Where: Black Box Theater at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355
Contact:, 661-362-5304

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Today is Thursday, July 26, the 208th day of 2012. There are 158 days left in the year.

On this date in the SCV: Today in 1988, the Parks Commission, by a 2-2 vote failed to recommend that the Boys & Girls Club be given use of Newhall Park for a club building.

Today’s Highlight in History: On July 26, 1952, Argentina’s first lady, Eva Peron, died in Buenos Aires at age 33. King Farouk I of Egypt abdicated in the wake of a coup led by Gamal Abdel Nasser.

Ten years ago: The Republican-led House voted, 295-132, to create an enormous Homeland Security Department in the biggest government reorganization in decades. Six-year-old Cassandra Williamson vanished from a suburban St. Louis home; her body was found hours later at an abandoned glass factory. (An acquaintance of Cassandra’s father, Johnny Johnson, was later convicted of murder, kidnapping and attempted rape, and was sentenced to death.)

Five years ago: The Senate passed, 85-8, a measure intensifying anti-terror efforts in the United States Wall Street suffered one of its worst losses of 2007, closing down more than 310 points.

One year ago: The White House threatened to veto emergency House legislation that aimed to avert a threatened national default. Democratic Rep. David Wu of Oregon announced he would resign amid the political fallout from an 18-year-old woman’s allegations of an unwanted sexual encounter with him.

Today's Birthday's

Actress Marjorie Lord is 94. Actor James Best is 86. Actress-singer Darlene Love is 71. Singer Brenton Wood is 71. Rock star Mick Jagger is 69. Movie director Peter Hyams is 69. Actress Helen Mirren is 67. Rock musician Roger Taylor (Queen) is 63. Actress Susan George is 62. Olympic gold medal figure skater Dorothy Hamill is 56. Actor Kevin Spacey is 53. Rock singer Gary Cherone is 51. Actress Sandra Bullock is 48. Rock singer Jim Lindberg (Pennywise) is 47. Actor Jeremy Piven is 47. Rapper-reggae singer Wayne Wonder is 46. Actor Jason Statham is 45. Actor Cress Williams is 42. TV host Chris Harrison (“The Bachelor”) is 41. Actress Kate Beckinsale is 39. Rock musician Dan Konopka (OK Go) is 38. Gospel/Contemporary Christian singer Rebecca St. James is 35. Actress Francia Raisa is 24.


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