From the Archives Jan. 31:
- In 1914, city employees who did not pay their poll tax before midnight lost their jobs.
- In 1964, another ship moved into the Port of Galveston ready to load grain for the Soviet Union as the first vessel left for the Black Sea.
- In 1964, Dr. Martin L. Tower returned to Galveston after completing a neurological examination of Jack Ruby in Dallas and said there was no psychiatric examination.
- In 1989, 21 of the 35 speakers at the Galveston Traffic Commission public hearing on Seawall Boulevard curbside parking opposed any parking ban.