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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 October 23rd
1844: Sarah Bernhardt, French actress.
1869: John Heisman, American college football coach for whom the Heisman Trophy is named.
1925: Johnny Carson, American television personality who hosted the Tonight Show.
1940: Pele, legendary Brazilian soccer player who scored 1,281 goals in 22 years
1942: Michael Crichton, writer (Jurassic Park, The Andromeda Strain).
October 23rd
in history
1918: President Wilson feels satisfied that the Germans are accepting his armistice terms and agrees to transmit their request for an armistice to the Allies. The Germans have agreed to suspend submarine warfare, cease inhumane practices such as the use of poison gas, and withdraw troops back into Germany. When the United States entered World War I, propagandist George Creel set out to stifle anti-war sentiment.
1929: The first transcontinental air service begins from New York to Los Angeles. Air Mail's first day.
1942: The Western Task Force, destined for North Africa, departs from Hampton Roads, Virginia. The men of Sub-Task Force Goalpost.
1952: The Nobel Prize for Medicine is awarded to Ukranian-born microbiologist Selmart A. Waksman for his discovery of an effective treatment of tuberculosis.
1954: In Paris, an agreement is signed providing for West German sovereignty and permitting West Germany to rearm and enter NATO and the Western European Union.