Moments in Time, Jan. 10

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public LibraryJ

Jan. 10, 1919 — Berlin is threatened with famine. As a result of the stoppage of railroad traffic since Saturday, no food has been received into the city in several days.

Jan. 10, 1969 — The FBI investigation of a Purdue student who hijacked an Eastern Air Lines plane leads to Michigan City and Purdue North Central. The suspect’s parents live in Pottawattomie Park.

Jan. 10, 1994 — Thirty years after the first shots were fired in the war against smoking, health groups demand more stringent controls on the sale and advertising of tobacco.

Jan. 10, 2009 — The City of LaPorte is formally asking the federal government to help alleviate downtown truck traffic. City officials submit a plan to reconstruct Boyd Boulevard.

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