Moments in Time, Aug. 19

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library

Aug. 19, 1919 — The Couturier company, a local band instrument works, received more orders during the current month than at any previous period in the history of the corporation.

Aug. 19, 1969 — Hurricane Camille’s death toll reaches at least 106 and is expected to go considerably higher as workers bulldoze through the rubble in towns and villages along Mississippi’s Gulf Coast.

Aug. 19, 1994 — The three most heavily advertised cigarette brands capture 86 percent of the teenage market and only 35 percent of overall sales.

Aug. 19, 2009 — A pit bull bites a woman at a local convenience store. The owner gives his name and phone number and leaves. Police discover the name and number are false.

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