Moments in Time, June 11

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library

June 11, 1919 — The first general strike of telegraph operators in the United States since 1907 began at 7 a.m. today. Both Western Union and postal companies are involved.

June 11, 1969 — Purdue University celebrates its Centennial and the Purdue North Central campus in Westville holds its first commencement exercises.

June 11, 1994 — More than 200 students and adults will spend the night at Kiwanis Field, taking part in the 12 1/2-hour Save Our Youth Dusk to Dawn Community Relays.

June 11, 2009 — A woman hears someone entering her back door at 1 a.m. She runs to a neighbor and calls police, who find a man sitting in a chair. He says he fell off a bicycle, but there was no bicycle there.

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