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Today in History for Feb. 6, 2013 - The Galveston County Daily News : Today In History

November 27, 2014

Today in History for Feb. 6, 2013

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Posted: Thursday, February 6, 2014 12:00 am

From the archives of The Daily News for Feb. 6:

 In 1914, 98 Mexican steers broke loose from a stock yard and roamed through the streets of Galveston.

  • In 1914, a young woman was arrested with a suitcase containing opium.
  • In 1964, Galveston City Councilman John Milosevich claimed the Federal Aviation Agency had “mislead the city when they promised to maintain weather services” after the airport weather station closed a year earlier. 
  • In 1989, about 45 people were arrested during a Saturday night at Mardi Gras as police battled the weather, drunks and crime. As the overpasses began icing over, police worked a dozen of accidents between Galveston and Houston as many revelers were heading home. Two people died on the as a result of the accidents.