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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: August 2 in photos

1993 - A stone carver uses a small dallett hammer on the face of St. John Neumann. The hammer is connected to an air compressor.
1995 - Jeff Gordon NASCAR star signing autographs before a Wizard's baseball game in Ft. Wayne.
1995 - Harding senior and drum major Aidan Smith reflects as marching band director Jack Schmidt gives a pep talk at the end of rehearsal yesterday morning for the State Fair Band Contest.
1997 - Gary Rutledge, left, of Detroit, and Anita Gerstle, of Dayton, Ohio, work to sculpt a sandcastle on the beach at Pokagan State Park. The two are part of several families who have gotten together at the park each summer for the last 20 years.
1999 - Kathy Dew holds Japanese beetles she has found in her rose garden in her hand Saturday afternoon. The insects have been a problem for many Fort Wayne residents.
2002 - John DeWilde, of Goshen Indiana, brought his wife and daughter to town Friday so they could run their errands in conjunction with seeing the roof of the Allen County Memorial Coliseum raised.
2002 - A crowd of spectators gather to watch the start of the raising of the roof of Memorial Coliseum shortly after 10:30 this morning.
2006 - Libby Friedrich smells a bar of soap during the farmer's market at Salomon Farm, 817 W. Dupont Road Wednesday afternoon. The market runs from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday's this summer.
2006 - Fresh vegetables line one of the stalls, during the farmer's market at Salomon Farm, 817 W. Dupont Road Wednesday afternoon. The market runs from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday's this summer and carries locally grown and raised products including fresh produce, flowers, meats, roasted free-range chicken, fresh herbs, honey and maple syrup..
2007 - Meeting on Harrison Square project, held at the Grand Wayne Center, Thursday night. Jim Irwin of Barry Real Estate Companies holds a Wizards baseball, one of many given away during the meeting.
2010 - Senior Cameron Wahl was an all-conference lineman as a junior for Woodlan.
2012 - Reese Box,5, of Fairmont, IN gets her tongue measured in the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo Olympics competition, to stretch your tongue to reach your ear like a Giraffe Thursday morning.
2012 - Blackhawk Middle School student Chance McKibbon shows off the mobile application for Fort Wayne Community Schools which he developed. He said the process took most of summer vacation. The app is free and available to download from Apple and Android app stores.
2014 - One of the highlights of the expansion at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School will be the new media center, which features shelves of books, separate rooms for students to work in small groups and a video conferencing area.
2016 - Pasquetti’s lemon berry mascarpone cake was cold, heavy and dense. Layers of lemon cake, berries and mascarpone cheese comprised this delicious confection. Raspberry sauce was drizzled on top.

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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