Sept. 14

 

Compiled by Mary Hedge, La Porte County Public Library

1921

Hollywood entertainer Fatty Arbuckle is charged with manslaughter in the death of beautiful Miss Virginia Rappe, film actress, after a party in Arbuckle’s hotel apartment.

1971

The death toll in the Attica Correctional Facility riot, the nation’s bloodiest prison revolt in modern times, rises to 40.

1996

The Clinton administration dispatches 5,000 Army troops to Kuwait for a show of force and flies Defense Secretary William Perry to the region to meet with allies.

2011

The 30th annual Chesterton Wizard of Oz Festival is this weekend.

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