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Makayla Mae Beach Ashley and Eric Beach of Davison are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Makayla Mae Beach. Makayla was born at 2:29 p.m., Feb. 18, at Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc....more >>

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SEYMOUR LAKE CEMETERY

BRANDON TOWNSHIP SEYMOUR LAKE CEMETERY TIME SENSITIVE INFORMATION Fencing around graves at the Seymour Lake Cemetery will no longer be allowed. All fencing must be removed by May 15, 2011....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
1819: The first parachute jump from a balloon is made by Charles Guille in New York City.
1832: Troops under General Henry Atkinson massacre Sauk Indian men, women and children who are followers of Black Hawk at the Bad Axe River in Wisconsin. Black Hawk himself finally surrenders three weeks later, bringing the Black Hawk War to an end.
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.