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Kingsbury begins new chapter as charter school

Opening days at Kingsbury Country Day School in Addison Township are quickly becoming historic occasions. Last year, the school celebrated the start of its 60th year educating students as a private institution....more >>

District responds to red rating

Oxford Board of Education members were not pleased about the district's receipt of a "red" rating, the lowest rating under the new color coded School Accountability Scorecards handed out by the Michigan Department of Education....more >>
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Born April 24th
1769: Arthur Wellesley, general during the Napoleonic Wars, Duke of Wellington.
1815: Anthony Trollope, British novelist.
1856: Henri Philippe Pétain, French Marshall, WWI hero, Nazi collaborator.
1900: Elizabeth Goudge, English author.
1904: Willem de Kooning, abstract impressionist painter.
April 24th
in history
1558: Mary, Queen of Scotland, marries the French dauphin, Francis.
1792: Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle composes La Marseilles. It will become France's national anthem.
1800: The Library of Congress is established in Washington, D.C. with a $5,000 allocation.
1805: U.S. Marines attack and capture the town of Derna in Tripoli from the Barbary pirates.
1833: A patent is granted for first soda fountain.