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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 28th
1896: Liam O'Flaherty, Irish novelist and short-story writer.
1903: Bruno Bettelheim, Austrian psychologist, educator of autistic and emotionally disturbed children.
1908: Roger Tory Peterson, author of the innovative bird book A Field Guide to Birds.
1925: Donald O'Connor, entertainer (Singin' in the Rain, Anything Goes).
1952: Rita Dove, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet.
August 28th
in history
1862: Mistakenly believing the Confederate Army to be in retreat, Union General John Pope attacks, beginning the Battle of Groveten. Both sides sustain heavy casualties.
1914: Three German cruisers are sunk by ships of the Royal Navy in the Battle of Heligoland Bight, the first major naval battle of World War I.
1938: The first degree given to a ventriloquist's dummy is awarded to Charlie McCarthy--Edgar Bergen's wooden partner. The honorary degree, Master of Innuendo and Snappy Comeback, is presented on radio by Ralph Dennis, the dean of the School of Speech at Northwestern University.
1941: The German U-boat U-570 is captured by the British and renamed Graph
1944: German forces in Toulon and Marseilles, France, surrender to the Allies.