Moments in Time, July 16

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library

July 16, 1918 — That strange situations develop during war times was brought to light in an unusual occurrence in LaPorte last night. A stranger trailed Attorney Weir after they left the train.

July 16, 1968 — U.S. Sen. Birch Bayh makes a pilgrimage to the now famous burial grounds of the alewives—the Lake Michigan shoreline.

July 16, 1993 — The Missouri River breaks through a levee and converges with the Mississippi River north of St. Louis. Military trucks rescue people who defied evacuation orders.

July 16, 2008 — Gussie M. Baker, 74, a legally blind woman, is killed when struck by an Amtrak train while walking across railroad tracks on Madison Street in LaPorte.

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