January 20

 

Compiled by Mary Hedge, La Porte County Public Library

1921

The La Porte poultry and rabbitry show, which opened in a blaze of spectacular exhibits, is now in full swing.

1971

Defense Secretary Melvin R. Laird says it is crucial to troop withdrawal plans in Southeast Asia that U.S. air and sea power be used to support Cambodia in its fight against Communists.

1996

Richard Lugar, Eagle Scout, Rhodes scholar, farmer, businessman, lay Methodist minister, mayor of Indianapolis, four-term senator, is now a presidential candidate.

2011

South Central students are reaping benefits of expanded fine-arts programs at a time when most schools are shrinking fine arts because of budget concerns.

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