Moments in Time, July 15

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library

July 15, 1919 — Henry Richter falls from a stepladder while picking cherries and dies. The milk deliverer notices the body.

July 15, 1969 — Clarence, the cross-eyed lion of the television series “Daktari,” succumbs to a digestive ailment.

July 15, 1994 — Five Star, the first full-fledged supermarket to hit LaPorte 35 years ago, is closing its doors on July 31 for “economic and competitive” reasons.

July 15, 2009 — Four hundred fifty American flags continue to fly over LaPorte after the Fourth of July. Each year businessman Jim Roy donates hundreds of flags to the city.

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