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From the files of Texas’ oldest newspaper for May 6, 2014 - The Galveston County Daily News : Today In History

September 19, 2014

From the files of Texas’ oldest newspaper for May 6, 2014

Posted: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 12:00 am

From the archives of The Daily News for May 6:

  • In 1914, city commissioners were expected to select the site of the new municipal building that week.
  • In 1964, an effort to abolish Splash Days was underway at the city.
  • In 1964, the island was the scene of a rare Muslim funeral as a Turkish ship engineer was buried in Galveston.
  • In 1989, Galveston Police Chief Robert Steen resigned his post amid allegations of sexual harassment. City officials received a letter that said Steen had sexually harassed several females.
  • In 1989, the Ronald McDonald House in Galveston held its grand opening ceremony. Hundreds of people gathered outside the Victorian-style house to welcome the organization’s new facility to town.

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