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Today in History for March 14, 2014 - The Galveston County Daily News : Today In History

October 30, 2014

Today in History for March 14, 2014

Posted: Friday, March 14, 2014 12:00 am

From the archives of The Daily News for March 14:

  •  In 1914, an estimated crowd of 15,000 to 20,000 gathered for a parade and celebration marking the illumination of electric lights installed on the 12 newly paved blocks of Broadway in Galveston. When the parade reached an arch of colored lights at 18th Street, Broadway’s lights were turned on and the street was “flooded with sudden brilliancy.”
  • In 1964, two La Marque youths, ages 16 and 17, were in the city jail after being charged with robbery in connection with a break-in at the La Marque Middle School. Police officials said the teenagers broke a window to get inside the school and took $12.50 from two vending machines. 
  • In 1989, perfect weather and a blizzard of advertising brought an estimated crowd of 100,000 visitors to Galveston for spring break. Beaches were crowded and streets were packed, too, forcing officials to look at ways to ease island traffic.

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