Moments in Time, Dec 6

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library

Dec. 6, 1917 — Halifax is on fire because of an explosion of a munitions ship rammed in the harbor. Doctors, nurses and fire fighting apparatus are being rushed there from a radius of 80 miles.

Dec. 6, 1967 — Frederick C. Mennen, who originated the Jiffy Pop firm as Mennen Food Products at 506 Clay Street, LaPorte, later sold to American Home Foods, sells his “Strike One” instant igniting charcoal briquette.

Dec. 6, 1992 — Hindu-Muslim riots break out in India after Hindus tear down a mosque on disputed holy ground. The day of blood-letting cost nearly 200 lives.

Dec. 6, 2007 — The first major snowfall brings out the shovels in downtown LaPorte.

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