Moments in Time, Oct. 6

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library

Oct. 6, 1918 — The entire sample line of the LaPorte Woolen Mills will be on sale for the next three days at less than cost of manufacture. One of the most important items is the beautiful line of silks.

Oct. 6, 1968 — The traffic safety trend in Indiana is jolted with 23 deaths in two rainy days. Eight of the deaths are in Daviess County, which had recorded only five fatalities so far in 1968.

Oct. 6, 1993 — President Clinton decides against pulling U.S. troops out of Somalia and settles on a plan that will send more soldiers there quickly, followed by full withdrawal within six months.

Oct. 6, 2008 — Radio personality Ken Coe retires after more than a half century in radio, including 50 years in LaPorte.

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