THIS DAY IN HISTORY: August 8 in photos

1993 - Rich Gongaware, playing in and directing "Is There Life After High School?"
1995 - Bob Kevoian, right, tosses a CD over the console to Tom Griswold as Bob is talking on air about the photo of the group Journey on one of their CDs.
1996 - Fort Wayne Police Detectives Wayne Kelly, left and Kevin Boxburger,right, investigate a bank robbery at Essex Credit Union,West Jefferson, Thursday morning.
2000 - Construction workers clear off the road closed signs and place the temporary exit sign into position as the ramp is opened to I-69 heading north for the first time in many months Tuesday evening.
2002 - Steelworkers work to attach the Memorial Coliseum roof to its new housings on Thursday morning, Aug. 8. The coliseum will open for its first home Komets game Nov. 9. New sky boxes will not be completed until New Year's Eve.
2005 - Pierre Taylor, Harding.
2007 - Members of the Snider High School marching band are required to stay hydrated in the heat by bringing their own water bottles.
2003 - Her wedding be held at Village Woods Middle School, Venecia Warfield (far left to right) is helped by her mom Robbi Winn, nephew Alvin Brooks, and sister Nakia Russell this Friday. The middle school has been shut down and turned into Community Learning Center.
2011 - From left, student Audrey Bermes, 14; parent Julie Parrent; student Talbot Rue, 15; and board member, volunteer and student Marita Maloley sort items for the Fort Wayne Ballet's rummage sale this Saturday at its Penn Avenue studios. The ballet will begin moving today to its new space in the Auer Center for Arts and Culture at 300 E. Main St.
2014 - The second annual Fort Wayne Fringe Festival will have events at the newly opened courtyard at Wunderkammer Company, 3402 Fairfield Ave.
2015 - After more than 40 years, the Roller Dome South, 4540 Bluffton Road, is closing.
2017 - Stan Whippo, 90, left, and Fran Headings, 91, plan to retire Aug. 28 after 25 years of volunteering to read the morning newspaper on Monday mornings for the Audio Reading Service, a service of the Allen County Public Library. People with vision or hand disabilities can listen to volunteers reading local and national newspapers and other publications.

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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