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Psychic once predicted for CNews

From time to time The Clarkston News has been into psychics. In the mid 1970's a regular column called "The Third Eye" was featured and offered predictions locally and worldwide....more >>

New life for Orphan Train riders

Life was bittersweet for children who rode the Orphan Train. Al and Dave Eicher of Program Source International presented the story of orphan children riding the train in search of family at the Clarkston-Independence Library, Oct....more >>
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Born August 23rd
1883: Jonathan Wainwright, U.S. general who fought against the Japanese on Corregidor in the Philippines and was forced to surrender.
1898: Albert Claude, biologist who won the 1974 Nobel for his work on the sub-structure of the cell. He never graduated from high school.
1912: Gene Kelly, dancer, choreographer and actor.
1931: H.O. Smith, molecular biologist credited with helping 'open the door' on genetic engineering.
1934: Sonny (Christian) Jurgensen, professional football player and sports announcer.
August 23rd
in history
1821: After 11 years of war, Spain grants Mexican independence as a constitutional monarchy.
1863: Union batteries cease their first bombardment of Fort Sumter, leaving it a mass of rubble but still unconquered by the Northern besiegers.
1900: Booker T. Washington forms the National Negro Business League in Boston, Massachusetts.
1902: Fanny Farmer, among the first to emphasize the relationship of diet to health, opens her School of Cookery in Boston.
1914: The Emperor of Japan declares war on Germany.