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William G. Sinclair, 89

William G. "Bill" Sinclair, of Waterford, passed away on Nov. 3, 2012 at the age of 89. He was a beloved husband of 59 years to the late Lillian E. "Lee" Sinclair and a loving father of Gaye (Dan) Tedrick of OH, Julie (John) Strouse of Deerfield, Dan (Karen) of TN, Debbie (Bill) Sultze of Oxford, Mark (Kelly) of Goodrich, and the late David A....more >>

Mark F. Carter, 57

Mark F. Carter died Oct. 13, 2012 in Montrose, MI. He grew up in Lake Orion and graduated from Lake Orion High School in 1973. He had a very successful career in construction managing projects (among others) at Ford Field in Detroit, Citi Field in New York City, National Park in Washington D....more >>

Lorezo B. Chavez, 74

Lorezo B. "Lencho" Chavez, of Oxford, died Oct. 21, 2012 at the age of 74. Lorezo was a loving husband to Paula (nee Wright) Chavez for 43 years, and a beloved father of Ronald C. French of CO, Kathy Moore of FL, and Elena Chavez of Oxford....more >>
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Born August 30th
1871: Ernest Rutherford, physicist who discovered and named alpha, beta and gamma radiation and was the first to achieve a man-made nuclear reaction.
1893: Huey P. Long, Louisiana politician who served as governor and U.S. senator, known as The Kingfish.
1918: Ted Williams, Hall of Fame outfielder for the Boston Red Sox, the last man to hit .400 in a season.
August 30th
in history
1932: Nazi leader Hermann Goering is elected president of the Reichstag.
1944: Ploesti, the center of the Rumanian oil industry, falls to Soviet troops.
1957: In an effort to stall the Civil Rights Act of 1957 from passing, Senator Strom Thurmond (D-S.C.) filibusters for over 24 hours. The bill passed, but Thurmond's filibuster becomes the longest in Senate history.
1961: President John F. Kennedy appoints General Lucius D. Clay as his personal representative in Berlin.
1983: Lieutenant Colonel Guion S. Bluford, Jr., becomes the first African-American astronaut to travel in space.