Moments in Time, May 15

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library

May 15, 1918 — Admiral Royal R. Ingersoll, who is lending valuable aid to the war powers in Washington and who has been in his hometown of LaPorte for several days of rest, will speak at the Madison Theater here on Friday.

May 15, 1968 — Robert F. Kennedy wins over Eugene J. McCarthy in the Nebraska primary. His prime target is California.

May 15, 1993 — William Randolph Hearst Jr., heir to the publishing empire, dies at age 85. He had kept a lower profile following the 1974 kidnapping of his niece, Patty Hearst.

May 15, 2008 — A local bike store is seeing an increase in sales as gas prices soar.

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