From the archives of The Daily News for April 6:

  • In 1914, the project to deepen the Houston Ship Channel was nearing completion, with the exception of 25,000 feet. Government engineers still had the lowest end, the channel at Red Fish Reef and at Morgan Canal to complete.
  • In 1914, Scottish Rite Masons opened their annual initiation ceremonies with many neophytes present.
  • In 1964, Galveston firefighters responded to a blaze on the ninth floor of the U.S. National Bank Building. No one was injured, but the cause of the fire remained under investigation.
  • In 1964, approximately 200 police officers from the Texas Gulf Coast met at the Jack Tar Hotel for their regional conference. At the conference, they heard discussions on the trends and problems in law enforcement in Texas.
  • In 1989, sheriff’s deputies began training in four high-powered Ford Mustang patrol cars. The vehicles were said to decrease pursuit time by as much as 50 percent.
  • In 1989, Colorado State University Professor Bill Gray predicted that the upcoming hurricane season would be more active but not as blustery as the year before. Less than three months later, Tropical Storm Allison attacked the Gulf Coast causing heavy rainfall and $560 million in damage.

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