From the archives of The Daily News for April 2.


  • In 1914, residents of Bolivar sought the right of way for a road from Port Bolivar to High Island.
  • In 1914, two longshoremen drowned in the channel and a third was rescued after several hours in the water.
  • In 1964, Galveston lead the nation in cotton exports, with the majority going to countries in Asia.
  • In 1989, the Galveston Historical Foundation was gearing up for the 1989 Homes Tour, which would feature 10 properties, including the Galveston Orphans Home.
  • In 1989, Sea-Arama acquired two female Pacific black whales between 4 and 6 years old weighing about 1,200 pounds each.

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