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Tropical getaway

The weather outside was chilly but inside Clarkston Elementary students were wearing grass skirts and Hawaiian shirts for their Luau Dance on Jan. 21. They danced and sang to their favorite songs....more >>
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Chinese, OHS to mingle sounds in concert

It's a meeting of the musical minds and styles this week at Oxford High School. Members from OHS band and choir will team up with band and choir members from Northeast Yucai School in China to present a diverse collection of American and Chinese music....more >>
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What was it like way back then?

Oxford Elementary fourth-graders took a trip back in time last week when they visited the Northeast Oakland Historical Museum. Students learned all about how folks lived, dressed, worked and played back in the 19th and early 20th centuries....more >>
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Born June 2nd
1740: Donatien Alphonse Francois, the Marquis de Sade.
1840: Thomas Hardy, English poet and novelist (Far From the Madding Crowd, Tess of D'Ubervilles).
1903: Robert Morris Page, physicist, inventor of pulse radar.
1904: Johnny Weissmuller, American gold-winning Olympic swimmer who portrayed Tarzan in films.
1913: Barbara Pym (Mary Crampton), English novelist (Less Than Angels, Quartet in Autumn).
June 2nd
in history
1910: Charles Stewart Rolls, one of the founders of Rolls-Royce, becomes the first man to fly an airplane nonstop across the English Channel both ways. Tragically, he becomes Britain's first aircraft fatality the following month when his biplane breaks up in midair.
1924: The United States grants full citizenship to American Indians.
1928: Nationalist Chiang Kai-shek captures Peking, China, in a bloodless takeover.
1942: The American aircraft carriers Enterprise, Hornet and Yorktown move into their battle positions for the Battle of Midway.
1944: Allied shuttle bombing of Germany begins, with bombers departing from Italy and landing in the Soviet Union.