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Today in history for Jan. 16, 2014 - The Galveston County Daily News : Today In History

November 27, 2014

Today in history for Jan. 16, 2014

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Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2014 12:00 am

From the archives of The Daily News for Jan. 16:

  • In 1914, several Galveston women offered to mend old flags for Uncle Sam.
  • In 1914, Galveston city commissioners appropriated money to aid a harbor improvement project.
  • In 1914, Galveston was reportedly free of infectious and contagious diseases.
  • In 1964, the outstanding Scout leaders of 1963 were honored at the Scout recognition banquet.
  • In 1964, it was reported Guaranty Federal savings and loan stockholders received more than $2 million the previous year.
  • In 1989, members of First Presbyterian Church prepared to observe the 100th church anniversary of the church building with special services. 
  • In 1989, a former drug abuse counselor reportedly developed an addiction to prescription drugs. The counselor took 200 pills, then shot herself in an unsuccessful suicide attempt, according to police.