From the archives of The Daily News for May 12:

  • In 1914, a contract was awarded by city commissioners for a drainage ditch to Swan Lake.
  • In 1914, the Galveston Labor Council held an important business session where members named delegates.
  • In 1964, seven bishops were heading to Galveston to honor Father Dan on his 50th anniversary as a priest.
  • In 1964, a plaque was presented to a British ship on its maiden voyage to Galveston.
  • In 1989, Chief Freddie Poor of the Galveston Police Department held a short, curt news conference to say that an investigation into allegations against the department had been turned over to the FBI.
  • In 1989, weekend visitors to the island were greeted by partly cloudy skies, warm temperatures and slight winds.

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