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Today in History for Aug. 19, 2014 - The Galveston County Daily News : Today In History

November 27, 2014

Today in History for Aug. 19, 2014

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Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 12:00 am

From the archives of The Daily News for August 19:

• In 1914, 103 German reservists arrived in Galveston from Mexico.

• In 1989, Emmett F. Lowry, mayor of Texas City for 25 years, died of a heart attack while working at his construction company. He was 73. Lowry served as mayor of Texas City for 13 terms — the longest tenure of any chief executive in the city’s history.

• In 1989, it was discovered that a former nurse’s aide charged with rubbing bleach around the eyes of an Alzheimer’s patient at a local nursing home had been fired earlier from two other nursing homes in the area.