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Today in the SCV: Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012

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

Today in the SCV

‘The Marvelous Wonderettes’

What: Canyon Theatre Guild presents jukebox musical “The Marvelous Wonderettes.” Tickets cost $15-17.

When: 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. on Sundays, through Aug. 31

Where: Canyon Theatre Guild Playhouse, 24242 Main St., Newhall 91321

Contact: 661-799-2702,

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Today in history

Today is Sunday, Aug. 26, the 239th day of 2012. There are 127 days left in the year.

On this date in the SCV: In 2002, around 300 golfers and celebrities gathered at Robinson Ranch in Santa Clarita for a celebrity golf tourament.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing American women the right to vote, was certified in effect by Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby.

Ten years ago:  Vice President Dick Cheney, speaking at a Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Tennessee, warned the United States could face devastating consequences from any delay in acting to remove Saddam Hussein as president of Iraq. The United Nations development and environmental summit opened in Johannesburg with a call from South African President Thabo Mbeki to end the divide between the rich and the poor.

Five years ago: Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki lashed out at American critics, saying Sen. Hillary Clinton and other Democrats who had called for his ouster should “come to their senses.” The $95 million Hawaii Superferry made its maiden run from Oahu to Maui, the first passenger ferry service between the islands. (However, the ferry went out of business two years later.) Warner Robins, Ga., won the Little League World Series title with a 3-2 victory over Tokyo.

One year ago:  More than 2 million people along the Eastern Seaboard were ordered to move to safer ground as Hurricane Irene approached the coast. A Boko Haram sect member detonated a car loaded with explosives at the United Nations headquarters in Nigeria’s capital Abuja, killing 25 people and wounding more than 100 others.


Former Washington Post Executive Editor Benjamin C. Bradlee is 91. Actress Francine York is 76. Singer Vic Dana is 70. Actress Keke Palmer is 19. Former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge is 67. Rhythm-and-blues singer Valerie Simpson is 66. Pop singer Bob Cowsill is 63. Actor Brett Cullen is 56. NBA coach Stan Van Gundy is 53. Jazz musician Branford Marsalis is 52. Country musician Jimmy Olander (Diamond Rio) is 51. Actor Chris Burke is 47. Actress-singer Shirley Manson (Garbage) is 46. Rock musician Dan Vickrey (Counting Crowes) is 46. TV writer-actress Riley Weston is 46. Rock musician Adrian Young (No Doubt) is 43. Actress Melissa McCarthy is 42. Latin pop singer Thalia is 41.


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