From the archives of The Daily News for Aug. 5:
In 1914, Steamship Neckar’s passengers returned from Havana to Galveston.
In 1914, MK&T of Texas announced improved rail service for Galveston.
In 1964, cotton exports were at their highest peak since the season of 1900-01.
In 1964, Galveston County Sheriff’s officers pursuing a single-engine private airplane on West Beach finally nabbed the pilot when his plane became bogged in the sand and charged him with piloting an aircraft while intoxicated.
In 1989, Shell Oil Co. and Sea-Arama workers joined together to save the life of a 150-pound male spotted dolphin that struggled in the surf off Port Aransas. The dolphin, which was transported by helicopter from Port Aransas to Galveston, was unloaded at Scholes Field and taken to Sea-Arama for treatment. A chopper donated by Shell carried the sick marine mammal during the 120-mile flight. The 7-foot dolphin was coated with zinc oxide and kept moist with wet towels en route.
In 1989, 20 Ball High School and Central Middle School students departed for Galveston’s sister city, Niigata, Japan, where they were the sole U.S. representatives in Niigata’s centennial celebration.