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Today in History for June 29, 2014 - The Galveston County Daily News : Today In History

October 25, 2014

Today in History for June 29, 2014

Posted: Sunday, June 29, 2014 12:00 am

From the archives of The Daily News for June 29:

  • In 1914, the city Health Department undertook a campaign to prevent the introduction of the bubonic plague.
  • In 1914, the steamship Viking arrived with a cargo of raw sugar from Cuba for inland refineries.
  • In 1964, where to dump garbage posed a potential problem for cities in Galveston County. 
  • In 1964, a Galveston man who went for a weekend shark-fishing excursion wound up with seasickness and a sea horse. 
  • In 1989, polygraph tests cleared two top Seawolf Park managers in the theft of $4,800 from the safe at the Pelican Island park. “This was the first theft occurring at the park since it opened in 1974,” said Galveston Park Board of Trustees Chairman Don Mafrige.
  • In 1989, the gubernatorial campaign trail for State Treasurer Ann Richards led to Galveston where Richards spoke at a luncheon held at The San Luis Hotel.

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