Moments in Time, Jan. 12

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library

Jan. 12, 1918 — All Chicago schools will be closed next week. Every school boy large enough is urged to help dig Chicago out of its drifts. It is expected a thousand boys will be added to the snow shovelers.

Jan. 12, 1968 — Edward Braid announces one of the major events of the Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees): Distinguished Service, Outstanding Young Farmer, and outstanding citizen over 35 awards.

Jan. 12, 1993 — President Bush decides to take military action against Iraq because of threatening moves by Saddam Hussein.

Jan. 12, 2008 — For nine straight hours yesterday, Ken Layton and his staff at the LaPorte County Treasurer’s Office worked feverishly to collect last-minute tax payments.

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