Moments in Time, June 8

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library

June 8, 1918 — A 5-year-old local girl is killed by a train while on her way to a residence with a bottle to get milk. Her 6-year-old sister finds her and gathers up her body.

June 8, 1968 — James Earl Ray, accused of the murder of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., is arrested this morning in London. He had been hunted for 65 days by police and the FBI.

June 8, 1993 — Richard Riordan is elected as Los Angeles’ first new mayor in a generation in a city hobbled by crime, racial tension and budget woes.

June 8, 2008 — Hundreds of cars cruised the streets of downtown LaPorte as people lined the sidewalks to gaze on all the classic vehicles.

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