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November 26, 2014

Today in History for April 11

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Posted: Friday, April 11, 2014 12:00 am

From the archives of The Daily News for April 11:

• In 1914, two famous paintings from Adolphus Busch’s collection were on display at the Hotel Galvez. They were “The Forest Fire,” by A. K. Denisoff-Uralsky, and “The Departure of the Emigrants,” by Edward Farazyo.

• In 1964, Galveston completed its major exhibit for the Civil Aeronautics Bureau’s “use it or lose it” hearing on air traffic troubles at Scholes Field.

• In 1964, seven local unions received pay increases including truck drivers, teamsters, ironworkers and roofers.

• In 1989, the county was preparing for the annual fair and rodeo which was set to take place later that month.

• In 1989, the city of La Marque approved a $250 bonus for all city employees.