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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 January 31st
1797: Franz Schubert, Austrian composer (C Major Symphony, The Unfinished Symphony).
1919: Jackie Robinson, first African-American baseball player in the modern major leagues.
1925: Benjamin Hooks, civil rights leader.
January 31st
in history
1944: U.S. troops under Vice Adm. Spruance land on Kwajalien atoll in the Marshall Islands.
1950: Paris protests the Soviet recognition of Ho Chi Minh's Democratic Republic of Vietnam.
1966: U.S. planes resume bombing of North Vietnam after a 37-day pause.
1968: In Vietnam, the Tet Offensive begins as Viet Cong and North Vietnamese soldiers attack strategic and civilian locations throughout South Vietnam.
1976: Ernesto Miranda, famous from the Supreme Court ruling on Miranda vs. Arizona is stabbed to death.