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.