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By Olivia Shumaker Review Staff Writer Lake Orion High School has welcomed six new student perspectives in the form of exchange students, Julia Grut, Desiree Lennermark, Vanessa Limmer, Otto Kaijala, Anne Schnurpfeil and Emilia Talvitie....more >>

LOHS teens to go to state Youth Arts Fest

By Olivia Shumaker Review Staff Writer Lake Orion High School Thespians received some top accolades from the Michigan Thespian Festival. Seniors Savannah Gonsoulin, Hannah Rains, and Alex Rogala, along with junior Claire McIntyre and sophomore Kara Calvert, all received a Superior rating at the Thespian Festival, the highest rank that can be awarded....more >>
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Born October 25th
1888: Richard E. Byrd, U.S. aviator and explorer who made the first flight over the North Pole.
1889: Abel Gance, film director (Napoleon).
1902: Henry Steele Commager, American historian who wrote the fifty-five volume Rise of the American Nation.
1914: John Berryman, poet.
1941: Anne Tyler, novelist (The Accidental Tourist, Ladder of Years).
October 25th
in history
1923: The Teapot Dome scandal comes to public attention as Senator Thomas J. Walsh of Montana, subcommittee chairman, reveals the findings of the past 18 months of investigation. His case will result in the conviction of Harry F. Sinclair of Mammoth Oil, and later Secretary of the Interior Albert B. Fall, the first cabinet member in American history to go to jail. The scandal, named for the Teapot Dome oil reserves in Wyoming, involved Fall secretly leasing naval oil reserve lands to private companies.
1940: German troops capture Kharkov and launch a new drive toward Moscow. Germany's lost victory at Kursk.
1944: The Japanese are defeated in the Battle of Leyte Gulf, the world's largest sea engagement. From this point on, the depleted Japanese Navy increasingly resorts to the suicidal attacks of Kamikaze fighters. On patrol north of the Philippine island of Luzon, USS Batfish destroyed three Japanese submarines in four nights.
1950: Chinese Communist Forces launch their first-phase offensive across the Yalu River into North Korea. A year after leaving West Point, Lt. Joe Kingston was en route to Korea, where he, like a lot of others, found himself retreating and advancing in a single day.
1951: In a general election, England's Labour Party loses to Conservatives. Winston Churchill becomes prime minister, and Anthony Eden becomes foreign secretary.