May 8

 

Compiled by Mary Hedge, La Porte County Public Library

1921

Valparaiso University issues a statement denying charges that “bolshevism, communism, and other cults” exist at the institution.

1971

The Soviet Union fired eight unnamed Cosmos satellites into earth orbit aboard a single rocket.

1996

Former La Porte newspaper writer Jeanne Dams of South Bend wins the Agatha Award for Best First Novel from the eighth annual Malice Domestic convention for “The Body in the Transept.”

2011

Democratic U.S. Rep. Joe Donnelly of Indiana will seek the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Sen. Richard Lugar.

One Response to “May 8”

  1. Otis Campbell

    May 05. 2021

    Based on the activities this date in 1921, I see very little has changed in the Maple City! 😁

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