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Hearts fund raisers

Helping Hearts Helping Hands hosts its First Annual Fall Fundraising Frenzy Week: Donate a Dollar bins around Clarkston, Sept. 4-10; Culver's of Clarkston, 6-8 p.m., on Sept. 5, 10 percent donated to Helping Hands; Big Boy, Sept....more >>

Labor Day

Clarkston Rotary Club hosts the Labor Day Parade, 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 5, on downtown Main Street. Karen Newman, singer for the Detroit Red Wings, sings the National Anthem. Parade route is Church Street to Main Street, north through downtown Clarkston to Miller Road....more >>

Knights' Car Show

Knights of Columbus Council 5436, 5660 Maybee Road, hosts it second annual Car Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 10, rain or shine. All cool cars are welcome, with trophies for select class winners....more >>
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Born September 3rd
1875: Ferdinand Porsche, automotive engineer, designer of the Volkswagen in 1934 and the Porsche sports car in 1950.
1894: Richard Niebuhr, theologian.
1907: Carl Anderson, physicist and 1936 Nobel prize winner for his discovery of the positron.
1914: Dixie Lee Ray, Chair of the Atomic Energy Commission who received the U.N. Peace Prize in 1977.
1927: Hugh Sidey, news correspondent and author of John F. Kennedy, President.
September 3rd
in history
1650: The English under Cromwell defeat a superior Scottish army under David Leslie at the Battle of Dunbar.
1777: The American flag (stars & stripes), approved by Congress on June 14th, is carried into battle for the first time by a force under General William Maxwell.
1783: The Treaty of Paris is signed by Great Britain and the new United States, formally bringing the American Revolution to an end.
1838: Frederick Douglass escapes slavery disguised as a sailor. He would later write The Narrative Life of Frederick Douglass, his memoirs about slave life. At Douglass' home in Washington, D.C., visitors can learn about his successes--and his disappointments.
1855: General William Harney defeats Little Thunder's Brule Sioux at the Battle of Blue Water in Nebraska.