THIS DAY IN HISTORY: March 8 in photos

1957 - Frank Hughes, left, and Bela Bardos, modelers at International Harvester, work on the flair of a fender and the cup of a headlight March 8, 1957, before the company's new truck line is to be introduced April 4. The company's trucks are designed behind locked doors in highly guarded secrecy.
1997 - Cameron Stephens moves down the court during the Regional Final March 8 at the Coliseum. South Side was defeated by Dekalb.
1999 - Sixteen-year-old Janeen Buechel stands at the corner of Gump and Coldwater roads in northern Allen County where she and a friend, Lynsey Deremer, were involved in a serious traffic accident March 8. Buechel sustained a fractured pelvis and sprained ankle. Horrible irony would have it that Beuchel's grandmother died due to injuries from an accident at the same intersection ten years earlier. A new flashing light and signs will soon be installed to stop northbound and southbound traffic on Coldwater at Gump.
1999 - Director Jim Didier, center, helps members of the Jesters on stage before rehearsal at the University of Saint Francis on Monday, March 8. Didier says whatever he gives to the performers, who have physical and mental disabilities, they give right back.
2000 - Bobby Hatfield, left and Bill Medley,right, The Righteous Brothers, entertain the soldout crowd Wednesday night at the Embassy during the second song of their concert.
2001 - Members of the newly formed Hispanic Leadership Coalition board (front to back) Tresurer, Rodolfo Garcia; member at large, Andria Eguia and board President, Jose Hernandez listen to discusstion about the tentative bylaws for the group in a meeting at the Allen County Public Library main branch.
2003 - Concordia's Bryan Payton,middle, burns down the track in a qualifying heat of the 55 meter Dash Saturday morning at Purdue University during an indoor track meet.
2009 - A car breaks and searches for an alternate route after learning a stretch of Sherman Boulevard just north of the St. Mary's River was closed with high waters Wednesday.
2010 - A plaque in honor of Carl Weisheit, in whose honor the shooting range at the Police Training Center will be dedicated March 19. Carl Weisheit was a retired police officer and a volunteer shooting instructor when he died in 2008.
2013 - As the Fort Wayne campus of the VA health systems reopens for more inpatients, some of its patient rooms have been renovated. 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.