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Landon Davis McLauchlin Chad and Gwen McLauchlin of Ortonville are proud to announce the birth of their son, Landon Davis McLauchlin. Landon was born at 9:26 a.m. Oct. 26 at Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc....more >>
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Logan G. Mancini of Ortonville has been promoted to the rank of sergeant in the Michigan Army National Guard. Mancini is an unmanned aerial vehicle operator, with the Lansing-based Company B, Brigade Special Troops Battalion....more >>
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Wilson-Hawkins Christine Wilson and Cody Hawkins are pleased to announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Connie Delaney of Waterford and Robert Wilson of Clarkston....more >>

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Luke Ryder Heine John and Lisa Heine of Ortonville are proud to announce the birth of their son, Luke Ryder Heine. Luke was born at 8:01a.m., Oct. 18 at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak....more >>
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Born October 1st
1904: Vladimir Horowitz, Russian-born American virtuoso pianist.
1924: Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the U.S. (1977-1981)
1932: Albert Collins, guitarist.
1935: Julie Andrews (Julia Elizabeth Wells), actress and singer whose films include Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music.
1946: Tim O'Brien, novelist (The Things They Carried, In the Lake of the Woods).
October 1st
in history
1856: The first installment of Gustav Flaubert's novel Madame Bovary appears in the Revue de Paris after the publisher refuses to print a passage in which the character Emma has a tryst in the back seat of a carriage.
1864: The Condor, a British blockade-runner, is grounded near Fort Fisher, North Carolina. Father John B. Tabb, an unreconstructed Rebel to the end, had served the Confederacy aboard blockade runners.
1878: General Lew Wallace is sworn in as governor of New Mexico Territory. He went on to deal with the Lincoln County War, Billy the Kid and write Ben-Hur. His Civil War heroics earned him the moniker Savior of Cincinnati.
1890: Yosemite National Park is dedicated in California.
1908: The Ford Model T, the first car for millions of Americans, hits the market. Over 15 million Model Ts are eventually sold, all of them black. Visiting the Past: Automotive History.