Moments in Time, Jan. 4

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library

Jan. 4, 1919 — One of the first LaPorte boys to return home from the war was struck by shrapnel in the battle of Verdun and lost his left arm as a result.

Jan. 4, 1969 — Adam Clayton Powell, the controversial New York preacher-politician banished from the House in 1967, takes the oath of office after dark at the end of a hectic fight on his bid for a term.

Jan. 4, 1994 — A 15-year-old Michigan City boy dies with his head in a gym bag, apparently inhaling the fumes of contact cement. Two other county people died while inhaling in the past two months.

Jan. 4, 2009 — Pine Lake’s ideal ice thickness—6 to 7 inches—brings out eager ice fishermen on Saturday and Sunday.

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