Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library
Feb. 17, 1917 — The German government is “perfecting arrangements” for the departure of American consuls still delayed if not detained in Germany.
Feb. 17, 1967 — Despite improved U.S.-Soviet relations, the world faces the threat of a new arms race that could result in more than a dozen countries possessing nuclear weapons.
Feb. 17, 1992 — U.S. Rep. Tim Roemer of Indiana announces he will seek another term.
Feb. 17, 2007 — LaPorte native Tony Raines revs up for Sunday’s Daytona 500.