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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 April 24th
1743: Edmund Cartwright, English parson who invented the power loom.
1766: Robert Bailey Thomas, founder of the Farmer's Almanac.
1769: Arthur Wellesley, general during the Napoleonic Wars, Duke of Wellington.
1815: Anthony Trollope, British novelist.
1856: Henri Philippe Pétain, French Marshall, WWI hero, Nazi collaborator.
April 24th
in history
1961: President John Kennedy accepts sole responsibility for the failed invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs.
1968: Leftist students take over Columbia University in protest over the Vietnam War.
1980: A rescue attempt of the U.S. hostages held in Iran fails when a plane collides with a helicopter in the Iranian desert.
1981: The IBM Personal Computer is introduced.
1989: Thousands of Chinese students strike in Beijing for more democratic reforms.