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Today in History for May 11, 2014 - The Galveston County Daily News : Today In History

October 25, 2014

Today in History for May 11, 2014

Posted: Saturday, May 10, 2014 12:00 am

From the archives of The Daily News for May 10: 

  • In 1914, Mr. and Mrs. F.D. Shaw, pioneers of Galveston, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
  • In 1914, the Concordia Singing Society was preparing for a trip to Saengerfest at Dallas.
  • In 1964, there were four orphanages in Galveston, but few “true orphans” and their chances for adoption were slim.
  • In 1964, islanders were debating the pros and cons of keeping Splash Days as a part of Galveston’s annual program of events.
  • In 1989, members of the Galveston City Council were elated after a day cruise ship bill — sure to be defeated — was passed.
  • In 1989, scores on state-mandated skills tests were improving in the Hitchcock Independent School District

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