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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 January 31st
1797: Franz Schubert, Austrian composer (C Major Symphony, The Unfinished Symphony).
1919: Jackie Robinson, first African-American baseball player in the modern major leagues.
1925: Benjamin Hooks, civil rights leader.
January 31st
in history
1606: Guy Fawkes is hanged, drawn and quartered for his part in the Gunpowder Plot, an attempt to blow up Parliament.
1620: Virginia colony leaders write to the Virginia Company in England, asking for more orphaned apprentices for employment.
1788: The Young Pretender, Charles Edward Stuart dies.
1835: A man with two pistols misfires at President Andrew Jackson at the White House.
1865: House of Representatives approves a constitutional amendment abolishing slavery.