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Orville Wright

December 21, 2011
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Dayton’s most famous sons are undoubtedly the Wright Brothers; Orville and Wilbur. The two brothers are credited with inventing and building the world’s first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight. This December marks the 108th anniversary of that fabled first flight, which was on December 17, 1903....
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Pearl Harbor

December 2, 2011
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Dec. 7, 1941 – a date which will live in infamy – the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. Those words were spoken 70 years ago by President Roosevelt after Japan attacked the US Naval Base at Pearl Harbor. This tragic...
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Collection Update

November 23, 2011
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The last month has been very busy with the DDN collection. Our Public History graduate student, Misti Spillman, has been hard at work integrating the Personality Collection files. Thanks to her help, we have 300 record storage boxes of names finalized.  We are currently working on the “K” names and expect to be on...
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Veterans Day

November 10, 2011
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Thursday, November 11th is Veterans Day. On this day we honor and remember those who served our country in the armed forces.  President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed Veterans Day (then known as Armistice Day) on November 11, 1919 to commemorate the end of World War One and to remember those that served in the...
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Autumn in Dayton

November 3, 2011
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Fall in the Dayton area  is a very beautiful time of year. The leaves are changing their colors, the weather becomes cooler, and there is plenty of apple cider to go around. The numerous bike trails, Metro-Parks  and nature preserves provide excellent opportunities to enjoy the splendors of fall.Luckily, the Dayton Daily News collected...
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Boo! Halloween in Dayton.

October 24, 2011
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Halloween is a holiday known for its celebration and superstition on the night of October 31st. Traditional activities include trick-or-treating, costume parties, haunted houses, watching horror films, and carving jack-o-lanterns. Halloween has become a tradition for people of all ages to celebrate and is one of the world’s oldest holidays. However, Halloween has evolved...
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Happy Birthday Wright State

September 26, 2011
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Happy Birthday Wright State University! This September celebrates the 44th anniversary of Wright State’s founding. Initially founded in 1964, Wright State University was the Dayton branch campus of both Miami University and Ohio State University (Miami-OSU at Dayton). The young campus had only 3,203 students registered for classes taught by 55 faculty members. In...
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Football in Dayton

September 19, 2011
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Whether it is sipping hot chocolate at the high school stadium on Friday night or wearing your school colors for a Saturday afternoon college match, football is a favorite in the Miami Valley. The Dayton-area boasts some of the best high school teams in the state and is home to many historic rivalries as...
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The Collection’s New Home

September 19, 2011
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The DDN collection underwent its second move since our processing grant began. The basement of the Med-Sci building, its original home, was refurbished with 28 ranges of new archival shelving.  The shelving provides for a much for efficient method of storage. The SC&A staff moved the collection from the second floor of the Medical...
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Coach Ralph Underhill

September 9, 2011
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Former Wright State men’s basketball coach, Ralph Underhill, died Thursday morning at 2 a.m. at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. Underhill coached the Raiders for 18 seasons, from 1978-1996. During his tenure he led the Raiders to a record of 356-162; averaging 19 wins a season and 80 points per game. Underhill’s Raiders were an...
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