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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 August 29th
1809: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., poet, essayist and father of Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
1898: Preston Sturges, screenwiter, film director and playwright.
1915: Ingrid Bergman, Oscar winning actress famous whose films include Casablanca and Anastasia.
1920: Charlie Bird Parker, self-taught jazz saxophonist, pioneer of the new cool movement.
1924: Dinah Washington, singer known in the 50s as Queen of the Harlem Blues.
August 29th
in history
1862: Union General John Pope's army is defeated by a smaller Confederate force at the Second Battle of Bull Run.
1882: Australia defeats England in cricket for the first time. The following day a obituary appears in the Sporting Times addressed to the British team.
1942: The American Red Cross announces that Japan has refused to allow safe conduct for the passage of ships with supplies for American prisoners of war.
1945: U.S. airborne troops are landed in transport planes at Atsugi airfield, southwest of Tokyo, beginning the occupation of Japan.
1952: In the largest bombing raid of the Korean War, 1,403 planes of the Far East Air Force bomb Pyongyang, North Korea.