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HS grad works to stop sexual violence

eader Editor Danny Inman is a trailblazer. The 2005 Oxford High School graduate was the first male professional advocate in Michigan in the field of sexual assault education and prevention....more >>

District to participate in testing pilot program

As the state of Michigan prepares to phase out the MEAP test (Michigan Educational Assessment Program) and enter into Common Core Standardized testing, it's also phasing out paper tests....more >>
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Born August 1st
1779: Francis Scott Key, author of the Star Spangled Banner.
1818: Maria Mitchell, the first female astronomer in the U.S.
1819: Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick
1942: Jerry Garcia, lead singer of the Grateful Dead.
1951: Jim Carroll, musician and writer of The Basketball Diaries.
August 1st
in history
1872: The first long-distance gas pipeline in the U.S. is completed. Designed for natural gas, the two-inch pipe ran five miles from Newton Wells to Titusville, Pennsylvania.
1873: San Francisco's first cable cars begin running, operated by Hallidie's Clay Street Hill Railroad Company.
1880: Sir Frederick Roberts frees the British Afghanistan garrison of Kandahar from Afghan rebels.
1893: A machine for making shredded wheat breakfast cereal is patented.
1914: Germany declares war on Russia.