Moments in Time, July 12

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library

July 12, 1917 — A refrigerating plant and cars capable of carrying a million pounds of meat daily are needed in France as only lumber and cement are available there. Also, a pair of shoes lasts only a week in a trench.

July 12, 1967 — The Miss Indiana competition begins tomorrow and continues through Saturday night in Michigan City.

July 12, 1992 — Albert Pierrepoint, who hanged hundreds of people as Britain’s chief executioner but came to believe capital punishment was nothing more than revenge, dies at age 87.

July 12, 2007 — Howmet Castings employees make a new friend after a goat wanders to their business from across the highway.

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