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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 2nd
1850: Eugene Field, poet and journalist.
1877: Frederick Soddy, named an isotope and received 1921 Nobel prize for chemistry.
1901: Adolph Rupp, basketball coach at the University of Kentucky who achieved a record 876 victories.
1948: Christa McAuliffe, the first civilian passenger on a space mission. During that mission, she and the six other crew members on the space shuttle Challenger perished in an explosion shortly after launch.
September 2nd
in history
1798: The Maltese people revolt against the French occupation, forcing the French troops to take refuge in the citadel of Valetta in Malta.
1870: Napoleon III capitulates to the Prussians at Sedan, France.
1885: In Rock Springs, Wyoming Territory, 28 Chinese laborers are killed and hundreds more chased out of town by striking coal miners.
1898: Sir Herbert Kitchner leads the British to victory over the Mahdists at Omdurman and takes Khartoum.
1910: Alice Stebbins Wells is admitted to the Los Angeles Police Force as the first woman police officer to receive an appointment based on a civil service exam.