From the archives of The Daily News for June 15:

  • In 1914, large crowds from Louisiana enjoyed “the pleasures of the finest surf bathing in the world.”
  • In 1914, Flag Day was observed by the Galveston Elks with patriotic exercises.
  • In 1964, approximately 400 workers of Falstaff Brewing Corp. returned to work after being idle for 10 days by pickets from a New Orleans union.
  • In 1989, former Galveston College Vice President Noel McCoy sued Galveston College and President John Pickelman for allegedly firing him without just cause. McCoy’s lawsuit alleged that Pickelman’s decision to fire him was “arbitrary, capricious and in violation of the college’s policies regarding dismissals.”
  • In 1989, funds for reconstructing Galveston’s golf course and a contract to build a cruise ship terminal were near at hand as Dan Vaughn, attorney for University National Bank, was preparing the final documents for the $650,000 to pay for the purchase of a note held by the city for construction of the cruise ship terminal at Pier 25.

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