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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 1st
1904: Vladimir Horowitz, Russian-born American virtuoso pianist.
1924: Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the U.S. (1977-1981)
1932: Albert Collins, guitarist.
1935: Julie Andrews (Julia Elizabeth Wells), actress and singer whose films include Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music.
1946: Tim O'Brien, novelist (The Things They Carried, In the Lake of the Woods).
October 1st
in history
1864: The Condor, a British blockade-runner, is grounded near Fort Fisher, North Carolina. Father John B. Tabb, an unreconstructed Rebel to the end, had served the Confederacy aboard blockade runners.
1878: General Lew Wallace is sworn in as governor of New Mexico Territory. He went on to deal with the Lincoln County War, Billy the Kid and write Ben-Hur. His Civil War heroics earned him the moniker Savior of Cincinnati.
1890: Yosemite National Park is dedicated in California.
1908: The Ford Model T, the first car for millions of Americans, hits the market. Over 15 million Model Ts are eventually sold, all of them black. Visiting the Past: Automotive History.
1942: The German Army grinds to a complete halt within the city of Stalingrad. Winter tempest in Stalingrad.