From the archives of The Daily News for June 28:


  • In 1914, the Galveston County Democratic Convention called a meeting for Aug. 1.
  • In 1914, two people died — one probably because of mistaken identity — from gunshots fired in a rooming house at 23rd and Postoffice streets
  • In 1964, University of Texas regents awarded contracts for $1.8 million for construction at the Galveston Medical Branch.
  • In 1964, Dr. William J. McGanty, head of the gynecology department at the University of Texas Medical Branch, said new topless swimsuits presented no particular health problem, but added they might lead to a saggy, droopy syndrome.
  • In 1989, Port of Galveston officials signed an agreement with Pride Cruise Lines to operate a casino ship from Pier 21.
  • In 1989, a Texas City man was stabbed to death near his trailer in the 1100 block of Eighth Avenue South.

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