Moments in Time, Aug. 15

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library

Aug. 15, 1919 — A farm residence near Rolling Prairie was looted while the owners were in LaPorte. The thieves ransacked the whole house and took diamonds, watches and revolvers.

Aug. 15, 1969 — Six hundred troops fly from England to Belfast, Northern Ireland, to end four days of rioting between Protestants and Roman Catholics.

Aug. 15, 1994 — There are critics aplenty in the name switch of Hoosier Dome to RCA Dome.

Aug. 15, 2009 — Approximately 65,000 fair tickets were sold, an estimated 10-12 percent increase over last year. The weather was pleasant this year.

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