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From the files of Texas’ oldest newspaper for June 14, 2014 - The Galveston County Daily News : Today In History

November 27, 2014

From the files of Texas’ oldest newspaper for June 14, 2014

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Posted: Saturday, June 14, 2014 12:00 am

From the archives of The Daily News for June 14:

  • In 1914, a Galveston resident told reporters he was here when the population was 250.
  • In 1914, the final decision on lighting Broadway in Galveston would be made later in the week.
  • In 1964, after visiting 21 university-based medical institutions, the Shriners of North America decided to build a pediatric burn hospital in Galveston. Groundbreaking ceremonies were scheduled for Shriners Burn institute.
  • In 1964, the Port of Galveston was second among 22 U.S. grain ports in the number of rail cars of grain unloaded during the previous month.
  • In 1989, Sarah Hartley was named the winner of Galveston’s Most Beautiful Eyes contest sponsored by the Galveston/Gulf Coast chapter of the Texas Society to Prevent Blindness.
  • In 1989, U.S. Attorney General Dick Thornburgh told the Galveston County Bar Association that the nation needed to develop tougher policies in dealing with criminals, especially those committing violent crimes.

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