THIS DAY IN HISTORY: February 12 in photos

1956 - Pistons forward Mel Hutchins gets off a leaping shot over the Minneapolis Lakers defense in the fourth quarter but it is in and out. Despite the missed shot, the Pistons enjoyed an 82-78 victory, their 16th in 20 home starts.
1994 - Snider's Tiffany Gooden begins the second leg of her long journey back from rehabilitation on the basketball court at the YMCA.
1996 - A birdhouse from Design Collaborative Inc., designed and constructed by Chris Stine and Chris Barrientos.
1997 - Alan Gaff, left, and his wife Maureen pose in their library and research office at their home in Fort Wayne. Gaff is the author of a new Civil War book about the Iron Brigade, which fought "On Many A Bloody Field," the title of the book.
1997 - Roger Hadley works on replacing the blades on his Field Cultivator.
1998 - U.S. District Court Judge William C. Lee points out the advantages of the Elmo system. It allows for evidence to be presented electronically in the courtroom. Attorneys, the court clerk, court reporter, witnesses and even jurors can see the evidence on monitors.
1999 - Derek Jurand, an on-air personality for WJFX 107.9, talks with a caller making a song request.
1999 - All American Homes' factory-built homes use materials equal to or better than those used on conventional construction, from bathroom fixtures to copper watter lines.
2000 - Ft. Wayne firefighter Neil Hudson waits for his turn to jump into the frozen water of the Hurshtown Resevoir during training on ice rescues Saturday morning.
2003 - The Komets' goalie Tom Lawson takes a quick breather during a recent home game against the Elmirea Jackals.
2007 - Chuck Monroe fights the cold and snow to keep the sidewalk cleaned up by his home in New Haven.
2008 - Resident Elmer OKeefe gets some help with his taxes from AARP volunteer Dick Monn Wednesday morning at Lutheran Homes. AARP volunteers will be helping residents this week with their taxes.
2008 - A woman gets ready to cross the street at the corner of Wayne and Calhoun Streets Tuesday afternoon. Light but steady snow was turning the downtown into a winter wonderland while motorists were sliding around.
2008 - Gus and Linda Burrell display a News-Sentinel thermometer his mother remembers having in her house as a child. It dates to the mid-1920's or 1930's.
2008 - Heart-shaped Krispy Kreme doughnuts roll down the production line at Krispy Kreme's Jefferson Pointe factory and store.
2009 - Dan Ambrose,"MacBeth" and the three witches, from left to right, Abi Hobbs, Maggie Kole Hunter, and Grace Rumage, from the upcoming First Presbyterian Theatre's production of William Shakespeare's "MacBeth".
2016 - Bob Leonard Jr., right, is escorted Thursday into the Allen County Courthouse for his trial on charges related to a 2012 home explosion in Indianapolis.

News-Sentinel.com takes a daily look back at some of the historical people and events from our archives for this day of the calendar year through the years. We hope you enjoy our gallery.

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