Moments in Time, Aug. 10

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library

Aug. 10, 1917 — The striking of 9,000 coal miners in 21 Illinois mines and the threatened strikes in Tennessee and Kentucky give impetus to negotiations for lower-priced coal in 16 middle western states.

Aug. 10, 1967 — Six days after they break out of the prison in Michigan City, a trio is halted at a license plate check in Lincoln, Neb. They kill a detective and the lifer is wounded in a gun battle.

Aug. 10, 1992 — President Bush approves up to $10 billion in loan guarantees that Israel has long sought to help settle a flood of immigrants from the former Soviet Union.

Aug. 10, 2007 — Christine Predd’s quilt, “Secrets,” which highlights the need for increased awareness of the dangers of domestic abuse, is accepted into a juried exhibition in Lowell, Mass.

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