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Today in History for July 24, 2014

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Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:00 am

From the archives of The Daily News for July 24:


In 1914, a body found on the Galveston beach was identified as Miss Eliza Davis of San Antonio.

In 1914, Galveston City Commissioners adopted a plan for uniform lighting on Broadway.

In 1964, Texas City Dike bait camp operators won another round in court to stay in business.

In 1964, a beach-front businessman was urging haste in regulating surfboard use of beach areas, but Galveston’s city manager disagreed.

In 1989, protesting shrimpers disbanded their blockade of the Houston Ship Channel as U.S. Coast Guard officials prepared to open the channel to shipping traffic, forcibly if necessary.

In 1989, although sections of Deats Road in Dickinson had received a face-lift, the final portion would not be repaved until the second phase of the city’s master drainage plan was to be implemented later in the year.