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Psychic once predicted for CNews

From time to time The Clarkston News has been into psychics. In the mid 1970's a regular column called "The Third Eye" was featured and offered predictions locally and worldwide....more >>

New life for Orphan Train riders

Life was bittersweet for children who rode the Orphan Train. Al and Dave Eicher of Program Source International presented the story of orphan children riding the train in search of family at the Clarkston-Independence Library, Oct....more >>
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Born August 4th
1805: William Rowan Hamilton, Irish scientist.
1901: Louis Armstrong, legendary jazz trumpeter.
1912: Raoul Wallenberg, Swedish diplomat credited with saving nearly 100,000 Budapest Jews during World War II.
1958: Mary Decker Slaney, American athlete, winner of seven track and field records.
August 4th
in history
1914: Germany invades Belgium causing Great Britain to declare war on Germany.
1942: The British government charges that Mohandas Gandhi and his All-Indian Congress Party favor appeasement with Japan.
1944: RAF pilot T. D. Dean becomes the first pilot to destroy a V-1 buzz bomb when he tips the pilotless craft's wing, sending it off course.
1952: Helicopters from the U.S. Air Force Air Rescue Service land in Germany, completing the first transatlantic flight by helicopter in 51 hours and 55 minutes of flight time.
1964: The U.S.S. Maddox and Turner Joy exchange fire with North Vietnamese patrol boats.