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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 August 30th
1871: Ernest Rutherford, physicist who discovered and named alpha, beta and gamma radiation and was the first to achieve a man-made nuclear reaction.
1893: Huey P. Long, Louisiana politician who served as governor and U.S. senator, known as The Kingfish.
1918: Ted Williams, Hall of Fame outfielder for the Boston Red Sox, the last man to hit .400 in a season.
August 30th
in history
0: Rosa de Lima of Peru becomes the first American saint to be canonized.
30: Cleopatra VII, Queen of Egypt, commits suicide.
1721: The Peace of Nystad ends the Second Northern War between Sweden and Russia, giving Russia considerably more power in the Baltic region.
1781: The French fleet arrives in the Chesapeake Bay to aid the American Revolution.
1813: Creek Indians massacre over 500 whites at Fort Mims Alabama.