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From the files of Texas’ oldest newspaper for July 3, 2014 - The Galveston County Daily News : Today In History

November 27, 2014

From the files of Texas’ oldest newspaper for July 3, 2014

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Posted: Thursday, July 3, 2014 12:00 am

From the archives of The Daily News for July 3, 2014.

  • In 1914, imports at the Port of Galveston for the year totaled $11,966,949, breaking all former records.
  • In 1914, the Lone Star Association of Deaf met for a three-day session in Galveston.
  • In 1964, the Nuclear Ship Savannah received a big welcome on her arrival at Dublin, Ireland; Holland America Line was offering a fall cruise to Japan, and the Fort Point U.S. Coast Guard Base had an increase in missions during 1963.
  • In 1964, the relief fund for Niigata, Japan, grew to $145 after a massive earthquake hit the town June 16. The quake destroyed 3,534 houses and damaged 11,000 more.
  • In 1989, gobs of brown seaweed was piling up on some Texas beaches quicker than it could be hauled away. Officials still didn’t know what was causing the massive seaweed assault. “It’s a losing battle,” said Thomas Garza, a Mustang Island State Park ranger. “You can’t fight Mother Nature.”
  • In 1989, the U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search for two offshore oil rig workers missing for a week after their vessel capsized in the Gulf of Mexico. Coast Guard spokesman Don Merwin said the agency suspended its search pending further developments. Divers contracted by the owner of the vessel made a final dive to the structure later in the day.

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