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MLK in Dayton

January 16, 2012
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Each year on the third Monday of January we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His strategy of nonviolent protest advanced civil rights in the United States and around the world. Dr. King visited Dayton several times during the turbulent 1960’s. He has a special connection to the Miami...
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Amelia Earhart

January 11, 2012
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Amelia Earhart an American aviator, was the first woman to receive the U.S. distinguished Flying Cross for flying solo across the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Among her many achievements, Earhart wrote books and was a faculty member at Purdue University in 1935. After her purchase of the airplane Lockheed Electra, her intent was to...
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New Year Babies

December 29, 2011
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The news on New Year’s Day always includes stories of the first babies to be born in the New Year. Announcing babies born on the 1st of the year is popular as the New Year symbolizes a fresh start and rebirth.  The Dayton Daily News collection has photos and stories of New Year babies...
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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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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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