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Todayin History for July 11, 2014 - The Galveston County Daily News : Today In History

November 27, 2014

Todayin History for July 11, 2014

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Posted: Friday, July 11, 2014 12:00 am

From the archives of The Daily News for July 11:

• In 1964, a three-day conclave of more than 200 De Molay members ended with a sweetheart contest and awards banquet. De Molay is an international organization for young men ages 12 to 21.

• In 1989, a new law prohibiting the sale of tobacco products to people under the age of 18 was enacted to combat nicotine addiction among Texas youths, said the president of Galvestonians Against Smoking Pollution. The state law — which was to go into effect Sept. 1 — raised the age at which a person could legally buy tobacco products from 16 to 18.

• In 1989, friends found the body of a Webster man along the Texas City shoreline more than 46 hours after the 45-year-old’s fishing boat was discovered adrift with no one aboard. The body was discovered about 10:40 a.m. on the water’s edge about a mile southeast of the Miller Point floodgates by four of his co-workers, who were walking the shoreline in search of him, police said.