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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: May 29 in photos

1942 - A 220-yard obstacle course was built to train the troops at Baer Field in 1942. The course was designed by an officer in the Third Air Force, and similar courses were created at bases in 13 states. On May 29, 1942, this squadron negotiated all the obstacles in 2 minutes, 14 seconds
1953 - Rabbi Fredrick A. Doppelt, second from right, spiritual leader of Congregation Achduth Vesholom, bought the first membership certificate in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's membership drive in June 1953. Pictured with Doppelt are, from left, B.T. Shaw, a member of the local NAACP chapter; Lucinda A. Briggs, chapter president; and the Rev. Clyde Adams, chairman of the membership campaign.
1958 - A fast Nickel Plate freight, pulled by a massive Berkshire steam engine, gathers speed at the western edge of the city May 29, 1958, on its run to Chicago. The Berkshire steam engines, special pets of area rail buffs, are nearing the end of their run, as the railroad plans to replace them all with diesel engines by 1960. The Nickel Plate got its first of 80 Berkshires in 1934 and the last in 1942. The engines were given credit for the Nickel Plate's reputation for high-speed freight service.
1995 - Harding's Kevin Day slides safely to home as New Haven catcher Al Kunkle tries to track down the ball.
1998 - Co-owner of Hyde Bros. Booksellers, Joel Hyde, sits on the curb in front of his store at 1428 N. Wells St. The resurfacing of Wells Street between Richard's Bakery and Greenlawn Avenue will inconvenience Hyde and other merchants because of no street parking.
2001 - Michelle Federspiel tries to tempt the Black Stork chick, nicknamed Chocolate, into another morsel of a mouse fish combination during an afternoon feeding at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. Chocolate is the only Black Stork known to be born in captivity in North America.
2001 - Eleven-year-old Nicky Meier, bottom, drives in for a layup as he plays with neighborhood friends in the 1400 block of Springbrook Road. Waiting for their turns are: (L-R) Lou Huynh, David Overmeyer, Dale Long, Chelsea Overmeyer and Chamain Long.
2003 - Geyer Middle School students,from left to right, Myqueisha Bratton, Stephanie Nye, Javon Reese, and Jesse Martinez are all a part of a SAC program that is trying to help urban middle-school athletes raise their grades and academic achievement through required study tables as a part of the AAU basketball program.
2007 - John Brunnquell, president of Egg Innovations at one of his Allen County laying sites.
2008 - Karen Spillers and her "Smart Car". She loves it because she gets great mileage. The car is only a two seater, but their is room in the back for groceries or luggage.
2008 - Fort Wayne Police officers look for shell casings outside 3526 South Park Drive where a man was fatally shot Thursday.
2011 - Indy 500 winner Dan Wheldon celebrates his victory after kissing the Yard of Bricks on Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Wheldon, who pointed out that he would be unemployed when his one-race contract was set to have expired at midnight, especially cherished his second Indy 500 victory.
2012 - The American flag is reflected in Veteran Shannon Planck's glasses Tuesday. He was a member of the Patriot Guard at Army Sgt JaBraun Knox's funeral in Auburn at the WWII Museum. Knox was killed in Afghanistan May 18 when an enemy rocket struck an area where shells were stored.
2014 - The graduating class at Children's Village Preschool listen to their teachers give some final words of encouragement after receiving their diploma's Thursday morning.
2014 - Chris Pena (left) and Jamal Robinson (right) of Desair Eyeware, a designer sunglasses company, stand in Fort Wayne showing off the new Mach 3 sunglasses line. The two launched an IndieGoGo campaign to launch the new style.
2015 - These buildings on Lake Avenue, just west of Anthony Boulevard, represent one of the last streetcar commercial corridors from the early 1900s in Fort Wayne.
2015 - Ben Carr, a Fort Wayne Beard and Mustache Society member, will compete in the group’s third annual Beard and Mustache Competition, a community fundraiser.

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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