Moments in Time, Aug. 7

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library

Aug. 7, 1918 — The U.S. will send 250,000 men per month overseas. Congress will not be called back to pass the bill raising the draft age to 45 and lowering it to 18.

Aug. 7, 1968 — A goat charges from the side of the road at 11:30 p.m. and rams a man’s car at the Fedder Avenue exit to Washington Park in Michigan City. Police assume the goat was from the zoo.

Aug. 7, 1993 — U.S. District Judge Louis Freeh will be the nation’s fifth FBI director, succeeding former federal Judge William Sessions, the first FBI chief ever to be fired.

Aug. 7, 2008 — A proposed new building near the fairgrounds to house solid waste and soil and water offices, as well as the Purdue extension office, has sparked a heated debate.

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