From the archives of The Daily News for March 7:

In 1914, at a “heavy” expense, the Galveston coast defensives were being connected by 40,000 feet of insulated cable buried two feet below ground to give officers instant control of the batteries at Fort Travis, Fort San Jacinto and Fort Crockett. Officials said it would take several weeks to install the wiring and hook it up to the big guns.

In 1964, the Purple team edged the Gold team, 20-16, in the Ball High football team’s intrasquad game that capped spring training. About 400 shivering fans watched the game on a cool day at Public School Stadium. Coach Joe Fertitta said he was pleased with the way the players adapted to his newly installed I-formation offense.

In 1989, a large barge that ran aground in Galveston Bay leaked nearly 50 barrels, or 2,000 gallons, of type 6 heavy crude oil after a tank onboard cracked, U.S. Coast Guard officials said. Cleanup crews said since the leak happened onboard, a smaller amount of oil reached the water.

From Staff Reports

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