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Roseann Studinger

Roseann (Nan) Studinger, passed away on Monday, August 6, 2012 in Oxford. She was 99 years old. Born October 27, 1912 in Thornewood, near Glasgow, Scotland. Devoted wife of the late Leopold of Schmitzingen, Germany....more >>

Jacob Ernest Miscovich

Jacob Ernest (Ernie) Miscovich, of Lapeer, passed away on June 8, 2012 at Brian's House Hospice Center in Davison, Michigan. Ernie was 69 years old. He was born April 19, 1943 to the late Josephine (Pevak) Miscovich and Michael Charles Miscovich in Smithfield, Pennsylvania....more >>
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Born September 17th
1883: William Carlos Williams, poet, playwright, essayist and writer who won a Pulitzer prize for Pictures from Brueghel and Other Poems.
1907: Warren E. Burger, chief justice of the Supreme Court.
1923: Hank Williams, Sr., singer, songwriter and guitarist known for Lonesome Blues and Your Cheatin' Heart.
1935: Ken Kesey, author (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Sometimes a Great Notion).
1947: Jeff MacNelly, political cartoonist, creator of the comic strip Shoe.
September 17th
in history
1942: British Prime Minister Winston Churchill meets with Soviet Premier Josef Stalin in Moscow as the German Army rams into Stalingrad.The Krummer Lauf allowed German infantry and motorized artillery units to actually fire around corners.
1944: British airborne troops parachute into Holland to capture the Arnhem bridge as part of Operation Market-Garden. The plan called for the airborne troops to be relieved by British troops, but they were left stranded and eventually surrendered to the Germans.
1947: James Forestall is sworn in as first the U.S. Secretary of Defense. President Harry S. Truman relied heavily on Dean Acheson for his most significant foreign policy achievements.
1957: The Thai army seizes power in Bangkok.
1959: The X-15 rocket plane makes its first flight.