Moments in Time, Aug. 12

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library

Aug. 12, 1917 — Members of religious sects opposed to war, conscientious objectors and all others fighting conscription will be sent to Army cantonments, regardless of their creeds, to boost the U.S. fighting force.

Aug. 12, 1967 — The U.S. Air Force reveals for the first time that American planes are bombing Communist targets in Laos, Vietnam’s neutral neighbor to the West.

Aug. 12, 1992 — Members of the Michigan City Police Department and County Prosecutor’s Office shut down a bingo hall. It was one of 42 bingo halls closed this week in Indiana.

Aug. 12, 2007 — The Ind. 212 bridge over the South Shore tracks is closed because an inspection revealed deficiencies labeled in critical condition in a former inspection.

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