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NHS does its part for the troops

Fourteen members of Oxford High School's chapter of the National Honor Society gave up part of their Saturday to show their support for U.S. troops serving overseas. The students partnered with Miracle Quilts of Oxford to make about 200 helmet liners, approximately 200 pillow cases and an estimated 150 neck coolers....more >>

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Sled dogs visit DA kids

Normally, dogs aren't allowed in school, but when they come all the way from Alaska, exceptions can be made. On Monday, Daniel Axford Elementary had a couple of furry visitors when Alaskan huskies Ketza and King Tut dropped by with their master, Joe Pawelek....more >>
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Born September 15th
1894: Jean Renoir, French film director (Grand Illusion, The Rules of the Game).
1901: Sir Howard Bailey, British engineer who gave his name to a prefabricated bridge used extensively during World War II.
1926: Bobby Short, singer and pianist.
1945: Jesse Norman, soprano.
1946: Oliver Stone, film director and screenwriter (Platoon, JFK).
September 15th
in history
1935: In Berlin, the Reich under Adolf Hitler adopts the swastika as the national flag.Unprecedented in history, the Nuremberg Trial brought high-ranking Nazis to justice.
1937: Prime Minister of England Neville Chamberlain flies to Germany to discuss the future of Czechoslovakia with Adolf Hitler.Germany's Venlo sting completely compromised an already shaky British Intelligence network in Western Europe.
1939: The Polish submarine Orzel arrives in Tallinn, Estonia, after escaping the German invasion of Poland.The Polish submarine Orzel escaped from internment and went on to fight the Germans against long odds.
1950: U.N. Forces, lead by the U.S. Marine Corps, invade occupied Korea at the port of Inchon. Considered the greatest amphibious attack in history, it is the zenith of General Douglas MacArthur's career. In 1950, as U.S. Marines tried to fight their way out of a Chinese trap, Korea suffered its worst winter of the century.
1963: Four young African-American girls are killed by the bombing of a church in Montgomery, Alabama.