- 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.
GALVESTON — Dana and Jana Smidt aren’t the type of twins who purposely dress alike, or insist on doing everything the same way. But sometimes, that uncanny psychic bond between identical twins is powerful.