Moments in Time, July 13

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library

July 13, 1918 — In the year ending July first, the British had destroyed 2,150 enemy airplanes on the western front. They had lost 1,186 machines.

July 13, 1968 — John Glenn, the first U.S. astronaut to make an orbital flight, is coming to Walkerton in October to dedicate the new John Glenn High School named in his honor.

July 13, 1993 — Flood waters rolling over the banks of the Mississippi are drowning crops, disrupting transportation, closing stores — and making it harder to reduce the federal budget deficit.

July 13, 2008 — Before a trial starts, Deputy Prosecutor Jennifer Evans tells jurors that in real life, cases aren’t as glamorous as shows like “CSI” and “Law and Order.”

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