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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 16th
1893: Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, biochemist who isolated vitamin C.
1925: Charlie Byrd, jazz guitarist.
1925: B.B. King, blues guitarist.
1926: John Knowles, writer (A Separate Peace).
1950: Henry Louis Gates Jr., critic and scholar.
September 16th
in history
1747: The French capture Bergen-op-Zoom, consolidating their occupation of Austrian Flanders in the Netherlands.
1789: Jean-Paul Marat sets up a new newspaper in France, L'Ami du Peuple.
1810: A revolution for independence breaks out in Mexico.
1864: Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest leads 4,500 men out of Verona, Miss. to harass Union outposts in northern Alabama and Tennessee. Armed with their new, lethal seven-shot Spencer rifles, Wilder's Lightning Brigade was all that stood between the Union Army and the looming disaster at Chickamauga Creek.
1889: Robert Younger, in Minnesota's Stillwater Penitentiary for life, dies of tuberculosis. Brothers Cole and Bob remain in the prison.