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Donald Earl Quayle

Donald Earl Quayle died Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at the Hospice Home in the arms of his family. He was 81. Don was born on June 23, 1931, in Ishpeming, Michigan. Shortly thereafter the family moved to the Village of Oxford, Michigan where he spent his formative years....more >>

Douglas Schmedlen

Douglas Eugene Schmedlen, of Bradenton, Florida, went home to be with the Lord on July 17, 2012. He was 67. He was a school teacher in Michigan for a number of years. He is survived by wife, Rose, daughter, Melissa and mother, Rhoda Schmedlen, brother, Dennis and sister, Mary....more >>

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Harriett Magee Mayo

Harriett Magee Mayo of Sun City West, AZ and originally of Oxford, passed away on July 2, 2012. She was 93. Harriett was an extraordinary mother to Edith Barringer, Audrey Vasher, and deceased sons Jack and Chuch Magee....more >>

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Christine Chamberlain

Christine Chamberlain of Oxford passed away on July 20, 2012. She was 67. Beloved wife of Manley; dear Mother of Jacquelyn Chamberlain, Peggy (Jeff) Waite, Scott (Kristi), and Brian (Angela); loving Grandmother of Anna, Austin, and Landon; sister of Terry, Ruth, Louie, John, Deborah, Kathy, and the late Micki....more >>
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Born September 16th
1893: Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, biochemist who isolated vitamin C.
1925: Charlie Byrd, jazz guitarist.
1925: B.B. King, blues guitarist.
1926: John Knowles, writer (A Separate Peace).
1950: Henry Louis Gates Jr., critic and scholar.
September 16th
in history
1945: Japan surrenders Hong Kong to Britain.RAF officer Aidan MacCarthy narrowly escaped the Nazis, spent three years in Japanese POW camps and survived the atomic bombing of Nagasaki.
1950: The U.S. 8th Army breaks out of the Pusan Perimeter in South Korea and begins heading north to meet MacArthur's troops heading south from Inchon.A year after leaving West Point, Lt. Joe Kingston was en route to Korea, where he, like a lot of others, found himself retreating and advancing in a single day.
1972: South Vietnamese troops recapture Quang Tri province in South Vietnam from the North Vietnamese Army. Lessons learned in the savage 1972 Eastertide Offensive paid off at the Battle of Khafji almost two decades later.
1974: Limited amnesty is offered to Vietnam-era draft resisters who would now swear allegiance to the United States and perform two years of public service.
1975: Administrators for Rhodes Scholarships announce the decision to begin offering fellowships to women.