From the archives of The Daily News for Feb. 21:
• In 1914, the body of James Hopkins, who lived in the 1700 block of Mechanic Street, was found in the front room of his house with a bullet hole in his forehead.
• In 1964, the Galveston City Council invoked charter-provided investigatory powers to look into employment practices and procedures in city government. Councilman Dr. M.L. Ross asked the council to name a committee to look into the formal complaint made by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People that not enough African-Americans were being hired and promoted in the community.
• In 1964, Dr. Francis Camps of London, a world authority on medical law, was a guest of Dr. Howard G. Swann at the University of Texas Medical Branch. He advised medical students to use all of their senses (sight, smell, touch, etc.) and not make “snap judgments, don’t be deceived by something that is obvious.”
• In 1989, a juvenile detention worker was nearly strangled by a boy who was part of a group of out-of-state youths arrested in Galveston the previous week. The employee required no medical treatment, but received a bump on the head.