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Henry Louis Carroll

Henry "Hank" Louis Carroll, 75, of Grayling, MI passed away June 25, 2012. Henry was born in Oxford, Michigan on February 4, 1937, a son of George Carroll and Mildred Covey. He was the husband of Suzanne (Benware) Carroll....more >>

Karen M. Vermander

Karen M. Vermander, age 55, a 20 year resident of Dryden, MI., and formerly from Leonard, passed away on Friday, June 29, 2012 at Lapeer Regional Hospital. Karen was born December 27, 1956 in Mt Clemens, the daughter of Richard and Joann (Schmidt) Vermander....more >>
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Born April 19th
1900: Richard Hughes, English novelist and playwright (A High Wind in Jamaica).
1903: Eliot Ness, Treasury agent during Prohibition.
1905: Tom Hopkinson, British writer.
1912: Glenn T. Seaborg, physicist.
1933: Etheridge Knight, poet.
April 19th
in history
1977: Alex Haley receives a special Pulitzer Prize for his book Roots.
1982: NASA names Sally Ride to be the first woman astronaut.
1989: The battleship USS Iowa's number 2 turret explodes, killing sailors.
1993: The FBI ends a 51-day siege by storming the Branch Dividian religious cult headquarters in Waco, Texas.
1995: A truck bomb explodes in front of the federal building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people.