Moments in Time, June 22

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library

June 22, 1918 — A troop train plows into a Hagenback-Wallace circus special near Hammond. Sixty are dead, 25 are believed dying, and over 80 are injured. The animals were in a train ahead of this one.

June 22, 1968 — The shortest national election campaign in French history, and one of the most violent, ends. Predictions are that the voting will produce no major changes.

June 22, 1993 — The Indiana Senate votes 29-20 for legislation that would authorize floating casinos on Lake Michigan, the Ohio River and Patoka Lake.

June 22, 2008 — Hot dog facts: Americans consume an average of 60 apiece every year, actress Marlene Dietrich said hot dogs and champagne are her favorite meal, and Babe Ruth once downed 24 between games.

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