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Oxford teen wins Lincoln essay contest, $1K scholarship

As far as U.S. presidents go, Abraham Lincoln was a giant in terms of his accomplishments. He ended slavery, presided over the bloodiest war in the nation's history and ultimately, preserved the United States of America for future generations....more >>

Leonard fifth-grader becomes 'student ambassador'

Leonard Elementary fifth grader Ian Betley will be heading to Australia this summer to serve as a student ambassador of the United States, after being named a "People to People International (PTPI) 2013 Inspirational Merit Scholar....more >>
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Kingsbury awarded Evergreen status

Kingsbury Country Day School was awarded Evergreen status as a Michigan Green School for 2013. The Evergreen status is the highest level of environmental consciousness awarded to Michigan schools....more >>
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Born October 23rd
1844: Sarah Bernhardt, French actress.
1869: John Heisman, American college football coach for whom the Heisman Trophy is named.
1925: Johnny Carson, American television personality who hosted the Tonight Show.
1940: Pele, legendary Brazilian soccer player who scored 1,281 goals in 22 years
1942: Michael Crichton, writer (Jurassic Park, The Andromeda Strain).
October 23rd
in history
1783: Virginia emancipates slaves who fought for independence during the Revolutionary War.
1861: President Abraham Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus in Washington, D.C. for all military-related cases.
1918: President Wilson feels satisfied that the Germans are accepting his armistice terms and agrees to transmit their request for an armistice to the Allies. The Germans have agreed to suspend submarine warfare, cease inhumane practices such as the use of poison gas, and withdraw troops back into Germany. When the United States entered World War I, propagandist George Creel set out to stifle anti-war sentiment.
1929: The first transcontinental air service begins from New York to Los Angeles. Air Mail's first day.
1942: The Western Task Force, destined for North Africa, departs from Hampton Roads, Virginia. The men of Sub-Task Force Goalpost.