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Today in History for April 24, 2014 - The Galveston County Daily News : Today In History

October 24, 2014

Today in History for April 24, 2014

Posted: Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:00 am

From the archives of The Daily News for April 24:

  • In 1914, Galveston became a city of refuge for thousands of men, women and children from Mexico. Four hundred people were expected to arrive during the week aboard the steamship Esperanza. 
  • In 1964, a safe at the Dr Pepper Bottling Plant in Galveston was looted of $50 by burglars wielding an acetylene torch located at the plant. Company officials said offices and desk drawers were ransacked but nothing else was taken. 
  • In 1989, two men were shot in what Galveston Police Chief Robert Steen called the result of an altercation between two rival groups in Houston. The shooting occurred near the down ramp of Seawall at Seventh Street. 

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