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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 20th
1886: Paul Tillich, theologian and philosopher who wrote Systematic Theology.
1890: H.P. Lovecraft, author of horror tales.
1905: Jack Teagarden, jazz trombonist.
1944: Rajiv Gandhi, Prime Minster of India.
August 20th
in history
1940: After a previous machine gun attack failed, exiled Russian Leon Trotsky is assassinated in Mexico City, with an alpine ax to the back of the head.
1940: Radar is used for the first time, by the British during the Battle of Britain. Also on this day, in a radio broadcast, Winston Churchill makes his famous homage to the Royal Air Force: Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
1941: Adolf Hitler authorizes the development of the V-2 missile.
1944: United States and British forces close the pincers on German units in the Falaise-Argentan pocket in France.
1971: The Cambodian military launches a series of operations against the Khmer Rouge.