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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 December 26th
1792: Charles Babbage, English mathematician who perfected the calculating machine.
1891: Henry Miller, American writer.
1893: Mao Tse-tung, founding father of the People's Republic of China.
December 26th
in history
1945: The United States, Soviet Union and Great Britain, end a 10-day meeting, seeking an atomic rule by the UN Council. The bomb that ended World War II.
1953: The United States announces the withdrawal of two divisions from Korea.
1962: Eight East Berliners escape to West Berlin, crashing through gates in an armor-plated bus.
1966: Dr. Maulana Karenga celebrates the first Kwanza, a seven-day African-American celebration of family and heritage.
1979: The Soviet Union flies 5,000 troops to intervene in the Afghanistan conflict.