Moments in Time, Dec. 7

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library

Dec. 7, 1918 — Frank B. Euler, LaPorte boy, is one of the wounded soldiers recuperating at West Baden, Ind. He was in a vicious gas attack one night early in July. Some of the soldiers never wakened.

Dec. 7, 1968 — Most people were just getting up for breakfast on a Sunday 27 years ago when 350 Japanese bombers flew over Oahu. Among the 2,000 dead were Walter and Harold Trapp of LaPorte, who were on the USS Oklahoma.

Dec. 7, 1993 — A stony-faced man with a semiautomatic pistol kills four passengers and wounds 21 on a New York commuter train before passengers tackle him. He told his captors, “I’ve done a bad thing.”

Dec. 7, 2008 — A couple from Switzerland shows up at Pioneer Land’s 11th Christmas Open House and surprises their friend Jane Geren in the quilters’ cabin.

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