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Birth Alyssa Lynn Louise Whited Tim and Carrie Lynn Whited of Ortonville are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Alyssa Lynn Louise Whited. Alyssa was born at 9:24 a.m....more >>

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Rebecca Jedrzejas of Fenton and U.S. Army SPC Adam Foley, formerly of Goodrich, are pleased to announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Margie Jedrzejas of Dearborn Heights and the late Jim Jedrzejas and the niece of Connie and the late Ron Jedrzejas....more >>
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Born August 1st
1770: William Clark, American explorer, led the Corps of Discovery with Meriwether Lewis.
1779: Francis Scott Key, author of the Star Spangled Banner.
1818: Maria Mitchell, the first female astronomer in the U.S.
1819: Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick
1942: Jerry Garcia, lead singer of the Grateful Dead.
August 1st
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1939: Synthetic vitamin K is produced for the first time.
1941: The Grumman TBF Avenger torpedo plane makes its first flight.
1942: Ensign Henry C. White, while flying a J4F Widgeon plane, sinks U-166 as it approaches the Mississippi River, the first U-boat sunk by the U.S. Coast Guard.
1943: Over 177 B-24 Liberator bombers attack the oil fields in Ploesti, Rumania, for a second time.
1944: The Polish underground begins an uprising against the occupying German army, as the Red Army approaches Warsaw.