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Dayton’s First Quadruplets

August 3, 2015
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Dayton’s First Quadruplets

The first set of quadruplets born in the Dayton area were the Deddens quads, born September 7, 1974, via cesarean section at Kettering Memorial Hospital. That was the day Oakwood residents, Bob Deddens, a 34-year-old lawyer (and later an Oakwood Municipal Court judge), and his wife Ruth, age 27, welcomed their four new baby...
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Dayton Daily News Legend Dale Huffman passes away

July 27, 2015
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Dayton Daily News Legend Dale Huffman passes away

We were saddened to learn that longtime Dayton Daily News columnist Dale Huffman died Saturday evening, July 25, at Kettering Memorial Hospital. Huffman, age 79, had been battling kidney cancer and other ailments. Huffman had been a fixture in local news since 1968, sharing good news and happy stories from around Dayton. Huffman was our 2014...
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Soap Box Derby

July 9, 2015
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"Start of the heat" at the top of Burkhardt Hill at the first Soap Box Derby, Summer, 1933

Recently, my colleague here at Special Collections & Archives, Toni VandenBos, received an e-mail from CNN wanting any images we had of Dayton’s Soap Box Derby.  The images will be used in the Mike Rowe show, Somebody’s Got to Do It.  The upcoming show deals with the men and women trying to keep Soap...
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Laura Bischoff to speak at Living Legends of the Dayton Daily News on May 29

May 13, 2015
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Laura Bischoff to speak at Living Legends of the Dayton Daily News on May 29

Please join us for the 6th Annual Living Legends of the Dayton Daily News Archive lecture, featuring Dayton Daily News investigative reporter Laura Bischoff, on Friday, May 29. This event is free & open to the public and will take place on the 4th floor of the Paul Laurence Dunbar Library, Wright State University. Doors open...
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The Stones Roll Through Dayton!

April 22, 2015
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The Stones Roll Through Dayton!

Just a few weeks ago, the Rolling Stones announced a North American Tour which will roll though Ohio with a stop in Columbus on May 30th.   Sell-out crowds are expected as they always are at Stones’ concerts, as the band usually puts on one of the highest grossing tours of a particular season. It...
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Funeral of Orville Wright

February 2, 2015
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Funeral of Orville Wright

Orville Wright, who with his brother, Wilbur Wright, invented the first powered controlled aircraft, died on January 30, 1948, after suffering his second heart attack. He was 76. (Wilbur died in 1912 at the age of 45.) His niece, Ivonette Wright Miller, remembered his death and funeral in her reminiscences in 1978: “Uncle Orv’s...
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Whether You Like It or Not…Another Dayton Innovator: Larry Flynt

January 5, 2015
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Whether You Like It or Not…Another Dayton Innovator: Larry Flynt

In October, Lisa Flynt, the daughter of Hustler Magazine owner and one-time Dayton entrepreneur, Larry Flynt, died as a result of injuries sustained in a Riverside, OH, automobile accident. Her death here revealed the deep connection the Flynt family has not only to the Miami Valley, but also Central and Southwestern Ohio. The material...
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B-1 Bomber

December 2, 2014
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B-1 Bomber

The history of aviation, as well as the local history of the Miami Valley, are among our major collecting areas here at Wright State University Libraries Special Collections & Archives. And with the important role that aviation has played in the Miami Valley’s history—from the Wright Brothers to current aerospace research and development—it’s no...
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Deeds Carillon

September 26, 2014
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Deeds Carillon

The Deeds Carillon, for which Carillon Park was named, was built in 1942, at the request of Col. Edward A. Deeds and his wife Edith Wharton Deeds, to commemorate the Deeds family. Each bell was inscribed with the name of a Deeds family member. There were originally 23 bells; now there are 57. The...
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LBJ Reads DDN!

August 13, 2014
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LBJ Reads DDN!

Here is proof that President Johnson, who was famous for reading newspapers from across the country every morning, read our very own Dayton Daily News. Now knowing what we know about LBJ’s proclivities let’s not conjecture as to where he read the Dayton Daily News. Let’s just leave it alone and enjoy the fact...
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