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Marguerite “Marge” Clewlow

Died: Saturday, September 08, 2012
Age: 88
Marguerite “Marge” Clewlow, 88, Wheaton, Ill., formerly of Lake Geneva, died recently. Memorial Mass at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, at St. Petronille Church, 420 Glenwood Ave., Glen Ellyn, Ill. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to CNS Hospice, 690 E. North Ave., Carol Stream, IL, 60188.

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1871: Paul Valery, poet and essayist.
1882: William F. Bull Halsey, Jr., American admiral who played an instrumental role in the defeat of Japan during World War II. The Japanese surrender was signed on his flagship, the USS Missouri.
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1938: H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds is broadcast over the radio by Orson Welles' Mercury Theatre. Many panic believing it is an actual newscast about a Martian invasion.
1941: The U.S. destroyer Reuben James, on convoy duty off Iceland, is sunk by a German U-boat with the loss of 96 Americans. Captain Johnnie Walker was the Royal Navy's most effective weapon against the German U-boat menace.
1950: The First Marine Division is ordered to replace the entire South Korean I Corps at the Chosin Reservoir area.In 1950, as U.S. Marines tried to fight their way out of a Chinese trap, Korea suffered its worst winter of the century. The men who struggled there suffered accordingly.
1991: BET Holdings Inc., becomes the first African-American company listed on the New York Stock Exchange.