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Karl Anthony Dzuris

Karl Anthony Dzuris, of Rochester Hills, MI and formerly of the Oxford area, passed away unexpectedly July 10, 2012. He was 43. He was born October 9, 1968 in Almont MI, the son of Michael David Sr....more >>

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Genevieve Raines

Genevieve M. "Jean" Raines, of Oxford, passed away on July 10, 2012. She was 98. Jean was the beloved wife of the late Roy Robert Raines; and dear sister of the late Theodore Majka....more >>
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Born October 20th
1884: Bela Lugosi, Hungarian-born film actor famous for his portrayal of Count Dracula (1931).
1891: Sir James Chadwick, physicist who won the Nobel Prize for discovering the neutron.
1901: Adelaide Hall, cabaret singer.
1925: Art Buchwald, humorist.
1931: Mickey Mantel, baseball great who played for the New York Yankees
October 20th
in history
1818: The United States and Britain establish the 49th Parallel as the boundary between Canada and the United States. Invasion of the Fourteenth Colony.
1870: The Summer Palace in Beijing, China, is burnt to the ground by a Franco-British expeditionary force.
1903: The Joint Commission, set up on January 24 by Great Britain and the United States to arbitrate the disputed Alaskan boundary, rules in favor of the United States. The deciding vote is Britain's, which embitters Canada. The United States gains ports on the panhandle coast of Alaska.
1904: Bolivia and Chile sign a treaty ending the War of the Pacific. The treaty recognizes Chile's possession of the coast, but provides for construction of a railway to link La Paz, Bolivia, to Arica, on the coast.
1924: Baseball's first 'colored World Series' is held in Kansas City, Mo. The talented athletes of the negro leagues.