Moments in Time, July 9

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library

July 9, 1918 — Dr. Edward A. Rumely, former official of the M. Rumely Company and promoter of the 32 million dollar tractor concern, was arrested in New York City on the charge of perjury.

July 9, 1968 — The U.S. Marine defenders of Hill 689 say they killed 300 Communist attackers west of Khe Sanh, where the North Vietnamese have claimed a victory.

July 9, 1993 — Forecasts show the Mississippi River at St. Louis will surpass the 1973 crest tomorrow and set a record of about 45 feet next week.

July 9, 2008 — A local man attempts to use his baby to shield himself from an electric stun gun after police respond to a domestic disturbance.

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