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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: May 31 in photos

1947 - The Rev. Edward F. Litot, left, of Fort Wayne, was ordained in ceremonies at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on May 31, 1947. The Most Rev. John F. Noll, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne, officiated. Among assistants were the Rev. William M. Faber, right, deacon. Also ordained was the Rev. Matthew Spebar, Whiting. Father Litot, son of Mrs. Bernadette Litot, 327 West DeWald St., celebrated his first solemn Mass at St. Patrick's Catholic Church at 11 a.m. the next day. Bishop Noll is the namesake of the Archbishop Noll Catholic Center in Fort Wayne, as well as Bishop Noll High School in Hammond.
1950 - In the 1950s, the Barr Street Market was a place to buy plants and flowers as well as all kinds of homegrown fruits and vegetables. Here, on May 31, early-afternoon shoppers had their pick of merchandise. The market was open five days a week, and was at its busiest Friday afternoons and evenings and Saturday mornings.
1994 - Bob Kelly, a bicentennial storyteller, he portrays Johnny Appleseed
1995 - "Blue" player Marc Hemrick stretches before a game at Blue Line Deck Hockey Center on Ley Road.
1995 - Tengku, left, and Melati, two of the three Orangutans at the new Orangutan Valey exhibit at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo.
1996 - South Side graduates march in front of the schoold during the schools IVY Parade.
1996 - Carol Thomas points to another object she is interested in at a garage sale on Old Brook Friday morning. The neighborhood Association was having their annual garage sale. Helping her is RaeAnn Bowman.
2000 - Ryan Tuttle of Strahm Construction fastens drywall board around an electrical outlet at the new location of Rudae's Beauty College, 5317 Coldwater Road, in the Coldwater Crossing shopping center.
2000 - Dr. Alan Stephens compares a photo of the tattoo (top) of patient Rachal Mills before the start of the laser removal, with the current condition. The white dots are the areas where the laser treatment had already been done during this session. The photo shows how the tattoo colors are getting lighter.
2002 - The view of the elevated railroad tracks running just south of Superior Street, between the City-County building and Freimann Square. One proposal for downtown improvement includes removing the tracks to make way for a restoration of the old canal.
2004 - From left to right, Mike Hinrichs, wife ,Julie, son Jeffery,11, and daughters Abby,15, and Tabitha,8, wait for the start of the Memorial Day Parade along Parnell Ave Monday morning. The made a point of coming this year because their oldest son is serving in Iraq.
2007 - Life on the town as Fort Wayne's city smoking ordinance kicks in, Friday. La Margarita manager Leo Ochoa isn't too concerned about the smoking ordinance affecting his business.
2007 - Egg Innovations farm near Harlan.
2008 - A vehicle rolls through the water in the 2200 block of Westbrook Drive on Saturday (May 31) morning. Overnight rains caused low-level flooding from the Spy Run Creek.
2011 - New Haven's players congratulate Trevor Waidelich, center, at home plate after he hit a two-run home run in the third inning of the Bulldogs' 7-2 win over Leo in the title game of the Angola Sectional on Tuesday.
2011 - Demolition of the Robert Robertson house started Tuesday afternoon, The president of historic preservation group ARCH said she was "disgusted" with owner Trinity Episcopal Church's decision to raze the building despite pleas to seek other options.
2012 - The tiniest used-car lot: The Auctions America by RM spring sale at the Auburn auction park includes thousands of miniature car and airplane models, plus many other pieces of automobile memorabilia.
2012 - A pre-kindergarten student blows a bubble she made Thursday afternoon during the Sixth Annual Bubble Festival at Study Elementary. Students from seven schools participated in the event to learn about bubble and their properties.
2013 - Carroll athletes, Jonathan Harper, Eric Claxton, Kyle Gater, and Alexander Hess celebrate with each other after winning first place the boys 4 x 800 Meter Relay at the IHSAA Boys Track & Field Championships. They had a time of 7:40.14.
2013 - Sylvia Winston opened the Premier Palace II shelter for women and children on Masterson Avenue in 2008 after starting her first shelter on Williams Street a year earlier. The two facilities have served more than 1,500 people since then. and Winston will host an open house on Masterston May 31 in hopes of generating more public support for her mission.
2017 - Bruce Christian, the reigning world champion in 28-gauge skeet shooting, practices his craft at the St. Joe Valley Conservation Club

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