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From the files of Texas' oldest newspaper for Feb. 27, 2014 - The Galveston County Daily News : Today In History

November 27, 2014

From the files of Texas' oldest newspaper for Feb. 27, 2014

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Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2014 12:00 am

From the archives of The Daily News for Feb. 27:

In 1914, Sir Lionel Carden, British minister to Mexico who was expected to arrive in Galveston the previous day en route to Washington, D.C., did not arrive because the British second-class cruiser Essex was delayed by a heavy norther that prevailed in the Gulf.

In 1914, City commissioners decided to give Galveston a new building code and a new building inspector.

In 1964, Galveston longshoremen began loading the British flagship London Craftsman with wheat destined for Russia.

In 1964, two investigators with the University of Texas Medical Branch were seeking the origin of the nephritic syndrome in children which causes swelling throughout the entire body.

In 1964, Ball High rifle teams won six medals at a tournament in Orange.

In 1989, Ball High senior Join Luh received a $1,000 scholarship from the A&M Club to Texas A&M University and the Summer School at Sea scholarship after winning the Galveston County Science Fair with his project “Host Defense in Cephalopods.”

In 1989, seven of the 10 past presidents of the Galveston Women’s Propeller Club — including two national presidents — were honored at a luncheon. Honored were Helen Steding, Jane Suderman, Eileen Hopper, Vinnie Nesbitt, Consuelo Condi, Gloria Micheletti and Caroline Columbo.

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