From the archives of The Daily News for May 30:
• In 1914, the rivers and harbors bill endorsed by the Senate committee on commerce was to commit government funding to the extension of Galveston’s seawall.
• In 1914, it was reported that a sailing vessel in the Port of Galveston was loaded with war munitions for Mexico.
• In 1964, the Atomic Energy Commission approved continued operation of the Nuclear Ship Savannah, provided several specified precautions were taken.
• In 1964, the third annual Upton Cup sailboat race took place, beginning at the jetties.
• In 1989, Parker Elementary School kindergarten teacher Belinda Gongora Youngdale was named Galveston Independent School District’s outstanding teacher of the year.
• In 1989, GISD Superintendent Jim Pickett decided to lift the class requirements for the Ball High salutatorian position but maintain them for the school’s valedictorian position. Pickett said that because of administrative error, Ball High students never were notified that they must take certain classes to be eligible for the valedictorian and salutatorian positions.