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Oxford Schools, OU partner to create arts conservatory

Set for the fall of 2013, Oxford Community Schools and Oakland University are partnering together to create the Oxford Arts Conservatory. Whether it is instrumental music, vocal music, theatre, visual arts, digital arts, classical dance or graphic/print art, the Arts Conservatory is for students who plan on pursuing the arts as a vocation and not just a passion, according to Oxford Superintendent Dr....more >>
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They're just so life-like!

Oxford Elementary was transformed into a living wax museum last week as all the fifth-graders lined the hallways dressed as historical figures and modern famous folks. But the students didn't just look the part, they also played the part as they told visitors about their lives, recounted their famous deeds and explained their place in history....more >>
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Born September 15th
1890: Claude McKay, poet and novelist, part of the Harlem Renaissance.
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.
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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.