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Booters start season with a win

The Oxford Wildcats varsity boys soccer team came away with a spirited home-opener win against the Captains of Waterford-Kettering 1-0 last Monday. "The game was a battle of the midfields," said Head Coach John Thaler....more >>

Spikers start season 1-2

The Wildcats Varsity volleyball team is off to a 1-2 season start after its opener last Monday. After beating Grand Blanc, the ladies dropped two games against Lake Orion and Notre Dame Prep....more >>
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Born August 30th
1871: Ernest Rutherford, physicist who discovered and named alpha, beta and gamma radiation and was the first to achieve a man-made nuclear reaction.
1893: Huey P. Long, Louisiana politician who served as governor and U.S. senator, known as The Kingfish.
1918: Ted Williams, Hall of Fame outfielder for the Boston Red Sox, the last man to hit .400 in a season.
August 30th
in history
1861: Union General John Fremont declares martial law throughout Missouri and makes his own emancipation proclamation to free slaves in the state. President Lincoln overrules the general.
1892: The Moravia, a passenger ship arriving from Germany, brings cholera to the United States.
1932: Nazi leader Hermann Goering is elected president of the Reichstag.
1944: Ploesti, the center of the Rumanian oil industry, falls to Soviet troops.
1957: In an effort to stall the Civil Rights Act of 1957 from passing, Senator Strom Thurmond (D-S.C.) filibusters for over 24 hours. The bill passed, but Thurmond's filibuster becomes the longest in Senate history.