From the WKVI Archives

Knox native Jerry Johnson played in the 1969 NCAA Basketball Final game on this date. His Purdue Boilermakers lost to UCLA 92-72.

Chicago gangster, Diamond Joe Esposito, who owned a cottage at Bass Lake, was shot and killed in a gangland slaying in the Windy City. He had his hand in bootlegging and prostitution. He was killed on this date in 1928.

The community was mourning the death of Knox’s own little man, Che Mah, who died the day before March 21, 1926. He only stood 28 inches tall and weighed 46 pounds at his death. Some called him even shorter than Tom Thumb.