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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 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
0: Rosa de Lima of Peru becomes the first American saint to be canonized.
30: Cleopatra VII, Queen of Egypt, commits suicide.
1721: The Peace of Nystad ends the Second Northern War between Sweden and Russia, giving Russia considerably more power in the Baltic region.
1781: The French fleet arrives in the Chesapeake Bay to aid the American Revolution.
1813: Creek Indians massacre over 500 whites at Fort Mims Alabama.