From the archives of The Daily News for April 16:

  • In 1914, a rider lost control of a motorcycle and plunged over the seawall.
  • In 1964, city councilmen favored abolishing parking meter charges after 1 p.m. on Saturdays and voted for the city manager to investigate the possibility.
  • In 1989, a convicted Galveston financier defended himself in a bankruptcy fraud trial.

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