Moments in Time, April 12

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library

April 12, 1917 — Anti-liquor forces are standing on the threshold of their greatest victory. They declare that nationwide prohibition will save the country 600,000 bushels of wheat for war needs.

April 12, 1967 — The nation’s major truckers and the Teamsters Union reach a tentative agreement. Within three hours, trucks idled for three days were rolling across the country again.

April 12, 1992 — A break in an underwater tunnel system allows Chicago River water to flood underneath the city’s downtown business section and causes building evacuation in a 12-square-block.

April 12, 2007 — Author and Indianapolis native Kurt Vonnegut dies at age 84.

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