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Old administrative offices find new life

A building that was once filled with the sounds of clicking keyboards and ringing telephones is now teeming with the sounds of small children laughing and playing. Last week, the Oxford school district's childcare and preschool programs opened for business in their new digs at 105 Pontiac St....more >>

Schools lose phones, water

By C.J. Carnacchio Leader Editor Oxford Community Schools became a victim of Murphy's Law "Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong." On Thursday, Sept. 9, the entire school district lost phone service to the outside world while Leonard Elementary had no water for its toilets and sinks....more >>
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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.
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in history
1789: The Constituent Assembly in France abolishes the privileges of nobility.
1790: The Revenue Cutter service, the parent service of the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard, is organized.
1864: Federal troops fail to capture Fort Gaines on Dauphin Island, one of the Confederate forts defending Mobile Bay.
1875: The first Convention of Colored Newspapermen is held in Cincinnati, Ohio.
1879: A law is passed in Germany making Alsace Lorraine a territory of the empire.