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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 November 1st
1880: Sholem Asch, Polish-born American novelist and playwright (The Nazarene, The Mother).
1880: Grantland Rice, American sportswriter.
1902: Nordahl Brun Greig, Norwegian writer and wartime hero during WWII.
1923: Victoria de Los Angeles, Spanish opera soprano.
1930: A.R. Gurney, American playwright (Love Letters, The Dining Room).
November 1st
in history
1765: The Stamp Act goes into effect in the British colonies.
1861: Lieutenant General Winfield Scott, 50 year-veteran and leader of the U.S. Army at the onset of the Civil War, retires. General George McClellan is appointed general-in-chief of the Union armies. The Proving Ground.
1866: Wild woman of the west Myra Maybelle Shirley marries James C. Reed in Collins County, Texas.
1869: Louis Riel seizes Fort Garry, Winnipeg, during the Red River Rebellion.
1911: Italian planes perform the first aerial bombing on Tanguira oasis in Libya.