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Ben Foster, at left, and Christopher Tremblay try out the new playscape at the Shiawassee Basin Preserve off Davisburg Road in Springfield Township. Springfield Township Parks and Recreation are preparing for the new Springfield Farmers' Market at Shiawassee Basin Preserve, 10 a....more >>
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Red Cross training

Larry D. Blevins of Independence Township taught CPR and first aid for more than 20 years with the U.S. Navy. Now he offers it to local residents with Lay Responder Training, which he founded last January with Janice Grier and Allene Mack....more >>
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Born October 2nd
1871: Cordell Hull, Secretary of State for President Franklin Roosevelt.
1879: Wallace Stevens, poet.
1890: Julius Henry 'Groucho' Marx, comedian, one of the five Marx brothers (the others being Chico, Harpo, Zeppo and Gummo).
1900: William A. 'Bud' Abbot, comedian, the straight man to Lou Costello.
1901: Roy Campbell, poet (The Flaming Terrapin).
October 2nd
in history
1862: An Army under Union General Joseph Hooker arrives in Bridgeport, Alabama to support the Union forces at Chattanooga. Chattanooga's Lookout Mountain provides a dramatic setting for the Civil War's battle above the clouds.
1870: The papal states vote in favor of union with Italy. The capital is moved from Florence to Rome.
1871: Morman leader Brigham Young, 70, is arrested for polygamy. He was laterconvicted, but the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the conviction. Disappointed Army officer Patrick Connor wanted to be back East fighting Rebels. Instead, he found himself in the bitter cold along icebound Bear Creek, near today's Utah-Idaho border.
1879: A dual alliance is formed between Austria and Germany, in which the two countries agree to come to the other's aid in the event of aggression.
1909: Orville Wright sets an altitude record, flying at 1,600 feet. This exceeded Hubert Latham's previous record of 508 feet. Aviation Pioneer Glenn Curtiss