From the archives of The Daily News for July 11:

• In 1964, a three-day conclave of more than 200 De Molay members ended with a sweetheart contest and awards banquet. De Molay is an international organization for young men ages 12 to 21.

• In 1989, a new law prohibiting the sale of tobacco products to people under the age of 18 was enacted to combat nicotine addiction among Texas youths, said the president of Galvestonians Against Smoking Pollution. The state law — which was to go into effect Sept. 1 — raised the age at which a person could legally buy tobacco products from 16 to 18.

• In 1989, friends found the body of a Webster man along the Texas City shoreline more than 46 hours after the 45-year-old’s fishing boat was discovered adrift with no one aboard. The body was discovered about 10:40 a.m. on the water’s edge about a mile southeast of the Miller Point floodgates by four of his co-workers, who were walking the shoreline in search of him, police said.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.