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Robert W. Opper

Died: Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Age: 71
Robert W. Opper, 71, Lake Geneva, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee. Celebration of his life Tuesday, Jan. 15, in the chapel of Derrick Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Lake Geneva. Pastor Mark Moller-Gunderson of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church officiated. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to the family. To sign the online guest registry, go to www.derrickfuneralhome.com.

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1856: Louis H. Sullivan, architect who gained fame for his design of the Chicago Auditorium Theater.
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.
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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.
1895: The first professional American football game is played in Latrobe, Pennsylvania between the Latrobe Young Men's Christian Association and the Jeannette Athletic Club. Latrobe wins 12-0.
1914: The French capital is moved from Paris to Bordeaux as the Battle of the Marne begins.A fanatically selfless sense of duty drove nurse Edith Cavell to harbor Allied soldiers behind German lines.
1916: The German Somme front is broken by an Allied offensive.It took a lot of demonstrating to sell the U.S. Army on motorized transport, but the ultimate incentive came when the American Expeditionary Force entered World War I.