April 8

 

Compiled by Mary Hedge, La Porte County Public Library

1921

Tucked away amid the Pittsburgh steel mills is a laboratory that turns out seven-twelfths of the world’s supply of radium. Medical men buy most of it and some is used for luminous articles.

1971

Israel’s Prime Minister Golda Meir calls in top military and political advisers to discuss their reply to Egyptian proposals for reopening the Suez Canal.

1996

Lincoln Way between 3 and 4 p.m. on Fridays is the most likely time to be involved in an accident in La Porte.

2011

A possible record-setting amount of cocaine and cash seized recently in La Porte County has resulted in the arrest of a man who was in the United States illegally.

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