Moments in Time, June 18

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library

June 18, 1919 — An 18-year-old woman is in jail here for stealing $10,000 worth of jewels from a Detroit society woman. She was aided by a LaPorte boy who broke jail here and eluded arrest until last night.

June 18, 1969 — Wanatah High School loses its certification and will probably pass out of existence. It will be mourned by its staunch alumni and the people of the town.

June 18, 1994 — The O.J. Simpson drama grips TV viewers. Simpson was a grid star in ‘68, an actor in “Roots” in ‘77, a father at Thursday’s funeral of his ex-wife, and a murder suspect on Friday night.

June 18, 2009 — A state law starting July 1 requires “fire-safe” cigarettes that self-extinguish if improperly disposed.

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