From the archives of The Daily News for March 18:
- In 1914, St. Patrick’s Day was celebrated with a parade and military mass.
- In 1914, imports of Mexican crude oil showed a total of 685,000 barrels for the month in the Port of Galveston.
- In 1964, Galveston was invited to join a worldwide “people to people” program and become a sister city to Niigata, Japan. W.E. Snowden Chambers, program adviser for the U.S. Information Agency in Washington, D.C., was expected to arrive in Galveston and explain the program during a public meeting at City Council Chambers at City Hall.
- In 1989, the parents of a Santa Fe college student missing in Matamoros, Mexico, for four days were conducting a search with police and federal authorities for the 21-year-old who disappeared outside a bar. Helen Kilroy said her husband was in Brownsville working with American and Mexican authorities trying to locate Mark Kilroy, a University of Texas pre-med student.
- In 1989, two Missouri men were seriously injured the previous day when their single-engine plane crashed in thick fog at Scholes Field Airport. The victims, both 22, were in good condition at John Sealy Hospital. Because of details concerning the crash, which Ross Grief, airport operations manager, termed “very suspicious,” federal and state drug enforcement agencies were enlisted to investigate the wreck.