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Gas leak at Celebrate Oxford again!

If Celebrate Oxford had a theme song, it would most likely be pop star Brittany Spears' 2000 hit "Oops! I Did It Again." Just as it did in 2010, the event experienced a natural gas leak on Aug....more >>

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Monday, August 6 *Juveniles reported running across North Lapeer in their underwear. *Athlete with severe dehydration reported on North Oxford Road. Sunday, August 5 *Drunk Driving reported at Brandon and Mill Street....more >>
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Born September 2nd
1850: Eugene Field, poet and journalist.
1877: Frederick Soddy, named an isotope and received 1921 Nobel prize for chemistry.
1901: Adolph Rupp, basketball coach at the University of Kentucky who achieved a record 876 victories.
1948: Christa McAuliffe, the first civilian passenger on a space mission. During that mission, she and the six other crew members on the space shuttle Challenger perished in an explosion shortly after launch.
September 2nd
in history
1798: The Maltese people revolt against the French occupation, forcing the French troops to take refuge in the citadel of Valetta in Malta.
1870: Napoleon III capitulates to the Prussians at Sedan, France.
1885: In Rock Springs, Wyoming Territory, 28 Chinese laborers are killed and hundreds more chased out of town by striking coal miners.
1898: Sir Herbert Kitchner leads the British to victory over the Mahdists at Omdurman and takes Khartoum.
1910: Alice Stebbins Wells is admitted to the Los Angeles Police Force as the first woman police officer to receive an appointment based on a civil service exam.