Moments in Time, June 5

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library 

June 5, 1918 — Soldiers drive the Germans back a mile on the Lorraine front in France.

June 5, 1968 — Sen. Robert F. Kennedy lies on the floor at Los Angeles’ Ambassador Hotel after an early-morning shooting just after his victory speech. His condition is extremely critical.

June 5, 1993 — Faced with a shortage of available exchanges, telephone companies will now require Hoosiers to dial the area code for all long-distance calls within five months.

June 5, 2008 — Before heading to the rodeo at the LaPorte County Fairgrounds, learn terms such as grabbing the apple, hat bender, out the backdoor, and piggin’ string.

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