THIS DAY IN HISTORY: August 13 in photos

1949 - A gift of $95,000 from the McMillen Foundation allowed the city to build McMillen Park Swimming Pool in 1949, fulfilling a long-felt need for more swimming facilities in Fort Wayne. Artistry in and out of the water delighted spectators who came out August 13, 1949, for the dedication ceremony and water carnival, produced by the Fort Wayne Civic Theatre under the direction of Reid B. Erekson,
1993 - A pink hearse for sale at Harrison Auto.
1995 - Keith Passwater points kids towards the kitchen while Raymond Russel finishes up the cooking for Fairhaven Mennonite Church's neighborhood fun day.
1996 - Oona, the Irish Wolfhound, relaxes in the front hall of the home she shares with Mark Rogers and Caroline Dennis at 516 W. Oakdale Dr.
1997 - Katherine Graves,1, watches as her aunt, Julie Perisho, gives a melon a squeeze to check for ripeness Wednesday afternoon at Lehman's Home Grown Produce stand on Smith Road.
1998 - The skeletal remains of an animal lie on the ground next to the furnace in the basement of 1123 Elm St. the property was rented to two families, but they found the home in such bad shape that it was condemned by the city Thursday.
1998 - Silvia Brunk,left, twirls Kendra Rice,right, during a swing dance lesson at Pierre's Wednesday night.
2000 - The Wizards' center fielder, Vince Faison is known for his sharp clothes and sunglasses to match every outfit. Faison is also one of the two players to receive a signing bonus of more than one million dollars.
2003 - Dr. Guy Joassen examines patient Marilyn Moore's lower legs for signs of swelling a ulcers Wednesday morning during a checkup for her diabetes. Moore is a patient at the Neighborhood Health Clinic,1725 S Calhoun.
2005 - Margaret Ringenber in front of some of her many trophies and awards for various airplane races in her home. Ringenberg was a pilot during WWII and dropped pamphlets around Fort Wayne announcing that the war was over because at the time the newspaper was on strike.
2009 - Cyclists make their way across the new pedestrian bridge Thursday evening. The bridge connects to IPFW campus to the Heffner Soccer Fields complex. The bridge will be officially dedicated and opened Tuesday.
2011 - Gracie, a beagle mix, and Bench, a golden retriever take a cooling dip in a wading pool at the animal adopt-a-thon Saturday at HOPE for Animals on Lake Avenue. The event brought together more than 20 animal-welfare organizations and vendors.
2014 - A new non-profit organization is starting a camp for young adults with physical disabilities. Camp PossAbility will be one week long and cater to young adults ages 18-35. Noah Barbknecht, 16, Judi Meeham, Lauren Harmison, CEO & Camp Director, and Dustin Faurote, 26.
2016 - Tammi Mckee has operated the Comfort Food Cafe in the basement of the Rousseau Centre for the past four years, but starting next month her home-style cuisine also will be available in Citizens Square.

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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