Moments in Time, April 17

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library

April 17, 1918 — A pro-German LaPorte man will be interned for the period of war after making frank confession to a federal representative who came to LaPorte.

April 17, 1968 — LaPorte Schools Superintendent Harold Hargrave announces the appointment of Ralph Howes as principal of Johnson Road School to succeed F. Willard Crichfield, who is retiring.

April 17, 1993 — Two Los Angeles police officers are convicted of federal civil rights violations in the videotaped beating of black motorist Rodney King that shocked the nation.

April 17, 2008 — Although he’s within his rights, neighbors want a LaPorte County judge candidate to clean up his yard on Ind. 2.

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