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Celebrated General

Hollie Newton • Jul 23, 2014 at 7:40 AM

50 years ago, 1964: Clyde citizens held a memorial service on the 100th anniversary of the death of Gen. James Birdseye McPherson, who was killed by a Confederate bullet in Atlanta. McPherson, born and reared in Clyde, graduated first in a class of 52 at West Point in 1853.

25 years ago, 1989: Exxon decided to stop cleaning up the nation's worst oil spill by the end of the summer, and Alaska's attorney general said the company had no intention of returning in 1990 to finish the job. Exxon reported a 85 percent drop in profits because of the estimated $850 million cost of cleaning up the spill.

10 years ago, 2004: A Shawnee Indian tribe was preparing to apply to the federal government for permission to operate five to seven gambling casinos in Ohio on lands the tribe once occupied before being forced to relocate to Oklahoma.

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