Moments in Time, March 12

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library

March 12, 1919 — General John J. Pershing is moved to tears when he visits the hospital ship Mercy after it arrives in New York.

March 12, 1969 — The National Easter Seal child meets President Nixon and TV star Carol Burnett.

March 12, 1994 — Damon Bailey plays his final basketball game for Indiana University today. He was Indiana high school’s Mr. Basketball in 1990 after leading Bedford North Lawrence to the state championship.

March 12, 2009 — LaPorte Police Det. Brett Airy, who was on vacation and whose wife gave birth the night before, arrests a man after a foot chase.

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