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 Science Central opened on Nov. 5, 1995. (Journal Gazette file photo)

Nov. 5, 1995: Opening of Science Central

Science Central will mark its 25th anniversary later this year and is planning special activities every month until then.

February 25, 2020 1:00 am

1916: Leonard and Geller's Grocer

I've been wanting to share some items from earlier in our archives, but our photo negative collection only goes as far back as 1947.

February 20, 2020 10:10 am

June 22, 1948: Couple gets married in plane

On the eve of Valentine's Day, today's History Journal photo is of a couple who took their love to a new level – in more than one...

February 13, 2020 1:00 am

No Title Hello to 260 was the top story on The Journal Gazette's front page on July 12, 2001. (User: Windows NT/95/98 User)

July 11, 2001: Lottery decides area will switch to 260 area code

Happy 260 Day. Today businesses and communities will mark the 260 area code with specials and deals.

February 6, 2020 1:00 am

 Rescue workers search among the rubble at the administration office of Phelps Dodge Copper Products Corp. on Aug. 23, 1966.

Aug. 23, 1966: Phelps Dodge office explosion

Around noon Aug. 23, 1966, an explosion turned the administration office of Phelps Dodge Copper Products Corp. into rubble, killing five...

January 30, 2020 1:00 am

June 14, 1954: Pet crow stolen and other stories

Last month in History Journal, I shared some eye-catching headlines and mentioned a funny one that I remembered seeing but hadn't been...

January 28, 2020 1:10 pm

 Jan. 13, 1974: The Hotel Van Orman was demolished at Harrison and Berry streets. (Journal Gazette file)

History Journal indexed by decade

A chronological index of History Journal features and other stories of historical interest. Last updated on Jan. 26, 2020.

January 26, 2020 6:00 am

No Title A story about Charles Lindbergh dropping a greeting to the city while flying overhead appeared on the cover of The Journal Gazette on Aug. 11, 1927. (User: Windows NT/95/98 User)

Aug. 10, 1927: Charles Lindbergh flies over city

On Aug. 10, 1927, Charles Lindbergh circled downtown Fort Wayne in his Spirit of St. Louis monoplane and dropped a greeting to the city...

January 23, 2020 1:00 am

 June 22, 1954: Bill Leming tells police officers about his finger, which was bitten by a squirrel. The officers, Albert Bragalone, left, and Don Schoenherr, chased the squirrel for more than an hour before capturing it and placing it in a bucket, which is under the board Bill has his feet on. (Journal Gazette file photo)

June 22, 1954: Capturing squirrel that bit boy

When 6-year-old Bill Leming was bitten by a squirrel, police were called. The squirrel needed to be arrested ... well, captured, at...

January 16, 2020 1:00 am

 May 1, 1970: Kay Mettert, left, and Erin Smith sell empty liquor bottles that were taken home by Hillcrest School students and decorated to raise money for a trip to Chicago. (Journal Gazette file)

May 1, 1970: Selling liquor bottles for school trip

Hillcrest School students got creative when raising money for a trip to Chicago in 1970.

January 9, 2020 1:04 pm

  • Nov. 26, 1947: Judo demonstration for deputies
  • Unusual headlines that really catch eye
  • December 1950: Mail workers finish Christmas rush
  • Oct. 26, 1965: Rescue Mission on Superior nears completion
  • July 1962: Washing windows on Lincoln Tower
  • March 31, 1957: Rescuing a stuck duck
  • Holiday turkey prices in 1948
  • December 1980: Santa display lit together for first time since '50s
  • Sept. 3, 1957: Wait For Walk
  • Aug. 30, 1948: Draft registration begins
  • Christmas' early retail arrival is nothing new
  • Dracula and other Halloween creatures