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October 1944: A review of Fort Wayne Philharmonic's first performance

Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra debuted Oct. 18, 1944, with conductor Hans Schwieger. The Palace theater downtown on East Washington...

October 17, 2019 1:00 am


Jan. 27, 1962: 'Night of Evil' premieres

The film "Night of Evil" premiered at Embassy Theatre on Jan. 27, 1962.

October 10, 2019 4:00 am


July 25, 1947: Freight train, switch engine collide

On July 25, 1947, a freight train collided with a Nickel Plate Railroad switch engine at the Van Buren Street crossing. Two railroad...

October 3, 2019 6:00 am


Screams greet Elvis at Coliseum in 1957

Memorial Coliseum was filled with 10,000 people when Elvis Presley stepped on stage March 30, 1957.

September 26, 2019 1:00 am


November 1956: Backstage with Eva Gabor and Richard Arlen

Actress Eva Gabor arrived in town Nov. 13, 1956, to begin rehearsals for a production of "Oh Men, Oh Women," which was slated to open Nov.

September 19, 2019 4:00 am


Oct. 26, 1954: Central Catholic Irish secure 3rd City Series title

On Oct. 26, 1954, the Central Catholic Irish beat the North Side Redskins at Northrop Field to secure the City Series title.

September 9, 2019 1:00 am


February 1882: Oscar Wilde lectures in city

Oscar Wilde was on a lecture tour of the United States when he stopped at Fort Wayne in February 1882. He spoke at the St. Augustine...

September 5, 2019 7:30 am


Feb. 19, 1957: Fire guts downtown building

On Feb. 19, 1957, nearly 100 firefighters battled a blaze downtown in frigid temperatures for six hours. A glaze of ice formed on nearby...

August 29, 2019 1:00 am


Oct. 8, 1954: High school football city opener

Here's a look back to the city opener on Oct. 8, 1954, when the North Side High School Redskins beat the Central High School Tigers 19-12.

August 22, 2019 9:00 am


July 18, 1947: Making microfilm of JG archives

In the summer of 1947, a project was underway in The Journal-Gazette's library that any fan of History Journal should appreciate....

August 15, 2019 10:00 am


Jan. 18, 1967: Girl's finger stuck in jack-in-the-box

On Jan. 18, 1967, Sharon Seabold was playing with a jack-in-the-box at her home on West Main Street when she made a grab for it,...

August 8, 2019 5:00 am


March 1949: Railroad treats boys for finding broken track

A pair of local boys were playing baseball when they discovered a broken rail track in 1949.

August 1, 2019 9:45 am


Nonprofit interested in your old photos

A lot of Indiana's best history is still in grandma's attic, says Joan Hostetler of Indiana Album, a nonprofit group that digitizes,...

July 25, 2019 1:00 am


1974: Explosive demolitions of Van Orman, Keenan hotels

Hotels seem to be springing up all around downtown Fort Wayne these days. But in 1974, the opposite was true.

July 25, 2019 1:00 am