Moments in Time, Jan. 7

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library

Jan. 7, 1919 — There is growing demand that a pubic funeral be held for former president Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, who died at Sagamore Hill, New York, yesterday.

Jan. 7, 1969 — There is an empty chair at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City, and it has been unoccupied for seven years. There is controversy over whether anybody will occupy the electric chair again.

Jan. 7, 1994 — LaPorte Mayor Elmo Gonzalez is eyeing a run for state auditor this year.

Jan. 7, 2009 — Michigan City’s boys basketball team was going just fine. But now they have dropped their sixth straight game.

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