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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 July 1st
1892: James M. Cain, author (The Postman Always Rings Twice, Mildred Pierce).
1899: Thomas Dorsey, American songwriter, singer and pianist, the father of gospel music.
1902: William Wyler, film director (The Best Years of Our Lives, Ben Hur).
1903: Amy Johnson, English aviator.
1915: Willie Dixon, blues musician.
July 1st
in history
1945: The New York State Commission Against Discrimination is established--the first such agency in the United States.
1950: American ground troops arrive in South Korea to halt the advancing North Korean army.
1961: British troops land in Kuwait to aid against Iraqi threats.
1963: The U.S. postmaster introduces the zip code.
1966: The U.S. Marines launch Operation Holt in an attempt to finish off a Vietcong battalion in Thua Thien Province in Vietnam.