Moments in Time, Feb. 8

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library

Feb. 8, 1918 — The total number of those missing from the SS Tuscania remains at 101. The converted luxury liner was carrying American troops to Europe when she was torpedoed by a German U-boat.

Feb. 8, 1968 — George C. Wallace, Alabama’s segregationist former governor, declares his candidacy for president with an appeal to “the man in the street” who is fed up with riots and lawlessness.

Feb. 8, 1993 — President Clinton shrinks his staff by 350 workers, restricts the use of chauffeur-driven limousines, and turns an exclusive dining room into a cafeteria for all his employees.

Feb. 8, 2008 — Someone steals 544 red guinea impatiens plants from Angelo Bernacchi Greenhouses in LaPorte.

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