Moments in Time, Aug. 13

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library

Aug. 13, 1919 — The prediction is made that there will be trans-Atlantic airplane service with one stop at the Azores within three years. The trip will be made in 48 hours from England.

Aug. 13, 1969 — A proposed plan calls for a mall on Franklin Street between Fifth and Ninth streets in Michigan City with grass, drinking fountains and rest areas. No traffic would be allowed in the mall.

Aug. 13, 1994 — The government says a quarter million rayon skirts made in India are highly flammable and must not be worn. A stop to all their sales has been ordered.

Aug. 13, 2009 — The LaPorte Fire Department has a new Fire Safety House, a camper that puts kids in the thick of a simulated house fire.

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