Moments in Time, July 7

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library

July 7, 1918 — A Dewey Township man will face the realities of war sooner than anticipated. He averred he was the support of a wife and four children under the age of five, but he deserted them.

July 7, 1968 — Heart transplant patient Dr. Phillip Blaiberg, feared near death, sat up and asked for steak and eggs. Dr. Christiaan Barnard, the surgeon who pioneered heart transplants, is pleased.

July 7, 1993 — GTE will distribute telephone directories beginning today. In a new county effort, the old books can be shredded and used for animal bedding because they can’t be recycled with regular paper.

July 7, 2008 — A pile of new playground equipment melts to Hailmann Elementary School’s parking lot pavement after it caught fire. Arson is suspected.

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