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From the Archives for Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - The Galveston County Daily News: Today In History

December 11, 2016

From the Archives for Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Posted: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 12:00 am

From the archives of The Daily News for May 27:

  • In 1914, the first word was received from the steamship Atlantis after running aground off the Mexican coast.
  • In 1914, Dr. Aubeliano Urrutia, who fled from President Victoriano Huerta, arrived in Galveston. The following day, he gave an interview about his perspective on Mexico.
  • In 1964, work was expected to start the following week on construction of the Pleasure Pier hotel.
  • In 1989, Elicia Williams had the top grades of graduating seniors at Ball High School and was poised to become Ball High’s first black valedictorian.
  • In 1989, a family squabble over fried chicken resulted in a shooting, and one of the victim’s houseguests was charged in connection with the incident. The argument ensued when one of Otis Fields’ guests questioned whether he was making enough chicken. Fields was shot once in the upper right arm and was in stable condition.

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