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Robert A. Cavanaugh

Robert A. Cavanaugh, of Comins, Michigan and formerly of Oxford, died peacefully at home surrounded by his wife and children on July 1, 2012. He was 88. He was born on December 17, 1923 in Highland Park and raised in northern Canada by his grandparents after the death of his parents....more >>

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Flora Ellen Jackson

Flora Ellen Jackson, of Oxford, passed away on June 30, 2012. She was 83. She is survived by brothers Bill and Bob, cousin Rusty Clasman, and niece Janice Mertins as well as many other loving family members and friends....more >>
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Born February 12th
1828: George Meredith, English poet and novelist.
1857: Eugene Atget, French photographer, took over 10,000 photographs documenting Paris.
1874: Auguste Perret, French architect, pioneer in designs of reinforced concrete buildings.
1880: John L. Lewis, American labor leader.
1893: Omar Bradley, U.S. army general during World War II.
February 12th
in history
1709: Alexander Selkirk, the Scottish seaman whose adventures inspired the creation of Daniel Dafoe's Robinson Crusoe, is taken off Juan Fernandez Island after more than four years of living there alone.
1793: The first fugitive slave law, requiring the return of escaped slaves, is passed.
1818: Chile gains independence from Spain.
1836: Mexican General Santa Anna crosses the Rio Grande en route to the Alamo.
1909: The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is formed.