Moments in Time, March 8

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library

March 8, 1918 — Low’s Clothing Store in downtown LaPorte invites young men to take a first peep at the new spring suit models. See the Sheridan, the West Point and the Recruit. Tan is one of the leading colors.

March 8, 1968 — Twenty persons burn to death when a bus is struck head-on by what may have been a suicide car speeding on the wrong side of Interstate 15 in California. The car was flattened like a pancake.

March 8, 1993 — A third American Rubber worker dies. The cause of the boiler malfunction is unclear.

March 8, 2008 — Many local bar owners welcome legislation legalizing low-stakes gambling in taverns, but some think it goes too far.

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