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Richard Lee Billman

Richard Lee Billman, age 81, of Roscommon, formerly of Columbiaville and Goodrich, died suddenly July 21, 2012 at Lake St. Helen following a wonderful afternoon outing doing the things he loved, being with his family, boating and fishing....more >>

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Kristine Beebe

Kristine Sue (Rosebush) Beebe, age 61 passed away Sunday, August 12, 2012 at home. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, August 16,2012 at the Avram Funeral Home in Mayville, MI....more >>

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Robert Barnhart

Robert James Barnhart, of Oakland Township, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012. He was 67. Beloved father of Kevin (Tammy) Kowalski, Amy (James) Fiser, Ali and Noah Barnhart. Dearest son of Robert H....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
1789: Jean-Paul Marat sets up a new newspaper in France, L'Ami du Peuple.
1810: A revolution for independence breaks out in Mexico.
1864: Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest leads 4,500 men out of Verona, Miss. to harass Union outposts in northern Alabama and Tennessee. Armed with their new, lethal seven-shot Spencer rifles, Wilder's Lightning Brigade was all that stood between the Union Army and the looming disaster at Chickamauga Creek.
1889: Robert Younger, in Minnesota's Stillwater Penitentiary for life, dies of tuberculosis. Brothers Cole and Bob remain in the prison.
1893: Some 50,000 Sooners claim land in the Cherokee Strip during the first day of the Oklahoma land rush.