January 9

 

Compiled by Mary Hedge, La Porte County Public Library
1921
Jeremiah Ridgway, one of La Porte’s pioneers, passes away in his home at 1200 Michigan Ave.
1971
The British luxury liner Queen Elizabeth II docks with survivors of a disaster that wrecked the French Lines cruise ship Antilles and left it a blazing bulk on a Caribbean reef.
1996
First out of the gate in the county election, former Sheriff Ken Layton announces he will run for auditor.
2011
Somehow, some way, Michigan City’s girls basketball team keeps finding ways to win games. They’re 8-1 in the Duneland Conference.

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