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Marine Corps Pfc. Samantha B. Donders recently completed the basic electrician's course. During the course at Marine Corps Engineer School, Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, N.C., students receive instruction on the repair and maintenance of generators, transformers and power lines....more >>
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Jamel Chokr graduated with high honors Dec. 12 from the University of Michigan Flint with a bachelor of arts degree, majoring in criminal justice and sociology. He was on the dean's list all four years and was nominated for the prestigious Maize and Blue Award....more >>
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Born August 2nd
1865: Irving Babbitt, scholar and founder of the modern humanistic movement.
1924: James Baldwin, writer whose works include Go Tell it on the Mountain and Notes of a Native Son.
1932: Peter O'Toole, Irish actor.
1942: Isabel Allende, author of The House of the Spirits.
1949: James Fallows, writer and editor of U.S. News and World Report.
August 2nd
in history
1847: William A. Leidesdorff launches the first steam boat in San Francisco Bay.
1862: Union General John Pope captures Orange Court House, Virginia.
1862: The Army Ambulance Corps is established by Maj. Gen. George McClellan.
1876: Wild Bill Hickok is shot while playing poker.
1914: Germany invades Luxembourg.