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Cadet training

Springfield Plains Elementary third-graders were put to the test by high school students in LEAD, IB and Teacher Cadets. Each went through six sessions to become a "soldier," learning life and leadership skills....more >>
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An evening of culture

Oxford High School kicked-off the year of the rabbit with a Chinese New Year celebration on Monday, February 7 at the OHS Performing Arts Center. Audience members spent the evening in awe as students from OHS and Oxford's sister school, Northeast Yucai School of Shenyang, China, showcased the many different styles of Chinese performance and visual art, including singing, dancing, art, drama and musical selections featuring the OHS band and choir in cooperation with a Chinese composer ....more >>
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Born March 6th
1899: Richard Leo Simon, publisher, partner of Max Schuster.
1908: Lou Costello, American comedian, partner of Bud Abbott.
1928: Gabriel Garcia-Marquez, Columbian-born novelist (One Hundred Years of Solitude, Love in the Time of Cholera).
1937: Valentina Nikolayeva-Tereshkova, Russian astronaut, the first woman to orbit the Earth.
1944: Dame Kiri Te Kannawa, operatic soprano.
March 6th
in history
1820: The Missouri Compromise is enacted by Congress and signed by President James Monroe, providing for the admission of Missouri into the Union as a slave state, but prohibits slavery in the rest of the northern Louisiana Purchase territory.
1836: After fighting for 13 days, the Alamo falls.
1853: Giuseppe Verdi's opera La Traviata premieres in Venice.
1857: The Supreme Court's Dred Scott decision holds that blacks cannot be citizens.
1860: While campaigning for the presidency, Abraham Lincoln makes a speech defending the right to strike.