THIS DAY IN HISTORY: February 21 in photos

1994 - Fire fighters gather outside Omni Source, Taylor St, as smoke from a burning machine pours outside the building.
1995 - Homestead Hockey Coach,Brian Thornson tries to fire up his team with only a few minutes remaining on the clock in the third period. The pep talk didn't work and the team ended up loosing to Northrop 5-2. This meant they also lost the season Championship.
1996 - The Droegmyer's home..it used to be a barn until the couple renovated it into a home for themselves and Ann's elderly father.
1996 - Beth Vachon,middle and Lawanda Morgan, work at stacking boxes of chips on pallets in the Seyferts warehouse. The company has gone to a new pallet system.
1997 - Fort Wayne police were called to 719 Union St. after an argument and fist fight resulted in one man dead. The body was found in front of the abandoned house across the street (background).
2000 - IPFW's Hector Soto (13) gets monster air as he goes for the kill against the visiting Mercyhurst Lakers Friday night. The Mastodons won in three straight sets.
2000 - North Side basketball's 6'9" Ross McGregor wouldn't mind joining up with and teeing off on professional wrestlers.
2001 - L-R Jordan Collier as Mowgli, Nick Allison as Baloo and Kelly Lynch as Shere Khan, from Fort Wayne Youtheatre rehearse a scene from the play "The Jungle Book." Tuesday, February 20.
2001 - Concordia's Zach Crawford practices a start off the blocks during practice Wednesday at South Side High School Nat.
2002 - U.S. Rep. Mike Pence made a stop at the Fort Wayne International Airport during his campaign for election to the new 6th Congressional District, which includes part of Allen County. The Republican's 2nd District was eliminated through redistricting. He faces Democrat Melina Fox in the November election.
2002 - Coventry Lane barricades remain in turn lanes, testimonials to unpopular traffic planning at Village at Coventry, said Allen County Highway Director Mike Fitch.
2005 - Students Ashley Saylor, left, and Autumn Lehman, right, release their rubber band powered car and let it drive across the table during an energy lesson in teacher Jean Timm's 5th grade science class at Unity Lutheran School, 5401 S. Calhoun.
2006 - New Wizards Owners, Chris Schoen, middle, and Jason Freier, right, of Hardball Capital, with Mike Nutter, General Manager of the Fort Wayne Wizards ,far left, answer questions about the purchase during a press conference Monday afternoon at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.
2007 - Former Fort Wayne city councilman Tom Henry, left, applauds as Mayor Grahm Richard is introduced, prior to Henry's announing his candidacy for Mayor, Wednesday morning at Bergstaff Place, 2020 E. Washington Boulevard.
2007 - Grace Kenesey age 16, left, recieves her Ash Wednesday Service ashes from Fr. Edward Fernando during a service this morning at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 1122 S. Clinton Street.
2007 - Family and friends of the 384th Military Police Battalion gather for a send-off ceremony at the Army National Guard armory, 130 W. Cook Rd. Soldier and Elmhurst High School graduate Laura Bonano holds her niece, Cadin Miller.
2008 - Floyd Oakman stands on the third floor of the VA Northern Indiana Health Care Systems hospital, 2121 Lake Ave., where he volunteers. Oakman primarily visits with patients and tries to make their stay as comfortable as possible.
2009 - Dwenger girls swim team member Molly Coffee cheers during the IHSAA Boys swimming sectional at the Helen P. Brown Natatorium.
2015 - Mars, the zoo's new male red panda, doesn't let a subzero wind chill stop him from his outdoor time. The species comes from Nepal, which can be very cold.
2015 - Homestead senior Caleb Swanigan shoots a free throw against Snider
2017 - Big Eyed Fish’s broiled fish dinner.

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