- In 1914, after weeks of investigation, a grand jury determined that Elvira Davis took her own life.
- In 1914, 34 refugees in Galveston were sent back to Mexico.
- In 1964, a master plan for Galveston’s $20 million family recreation complex Magic Harbors of the World was to be released by the end of the month.
- In 1964, a seaman accused of failing to stop and render aid was charged with negligent homicide in the traffic death of a La Marque woman in Galveston.
- In 1989, construction of a $15.5 million University of Texas Medical Branch emergency center was scheduled to begin. The three-story facility was to replace the institution’s emergency center in the John W. McCulJough Building.
- In 1989, police in Texas City were scrambling to battle the national crack cocaine epidemic that infected the town about a year before. “As much as I would like to say the situation is getting better, I’m afraid it is getting worse,” said Texas City narcotics investigator Mike Land.
TEXAS CITY — More than 1,100 Galveston County oil refinery workers are walking off the job after talks between oil refiners and the United Steelworkers failed to resolve differences in a new labor deal.