From the archives of The Daily News for April 21:
- In 1914, to aid intervention in Mexico, the Red Cross made plans to establish a base hospital in Galveston, one on the West Coast and one on the East Coast.
- In 1914, as the possibility of war with Mexico loomed, Fort Crockett was abuzz with men working to lively band music.
- In 1964, a temporary restraining order was filed in a suit involving a Mississippi savings and loan corporation, a Dallas firm and a Galveston attorney.
- In 1964, Texas A&M scientists were sailing aboard the Galveston-based research vessel Alaminos. Their mission was to gather minute samples of certain chemicals found at varying depths and analyze them for trace amounts of zinc and manganese.
- In 1989, Galveston was preparing to host the first Mrs. Texas National U.S.A. pageant — a pageant for married women — on the top floor of the Beach Club and Café at Stewart Beach.
- In 1989, local response was split over news that Gov. Bill Clements signed into law a motorcycle helmet bill, with police lauding the action and some riders opposing it.