Moments in Time, Jan. 16

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library

Jan. 16, 1919 — John Barleycorn is dead. On January 16, 1920, the constitutional amendment making the nation dry will go into effect, having been ratified by 36 states with Nebraska’s ratification today.

Jan. 16, 1969 — Major crime in LaPorte increased in several categories in 1968. Fortunately, however, there were no murders or rapes investigated. Thefts over $50 more than doubled.

Jan. 16, 1994 — At least 50 are dead in an earthquake that struck southern California. It shook buildings from San Diego to Las Vegas and buckled an overpass in Los Angeles.

Jan. 16, 2009 – A family’s floral warehouse in Union Mills burns to the ground. It was also where the family practiced musical instruments, did crafts, had an office, and stored family photos.

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