From the archives of The Daily News for May 18:
- In 1914, 2000 visitors enjoyed a delightful Sunday in Galveston. This included “Colorado to the Gulf” tourists who started on their return journey after a day and night of rest.
- In 1914, Texas hardware dealers opened their annual convention in Galveston.
- In 1964, a pontifical Mass began a week of observances marking the 50th anniversary in the priesthood of Msgr. Daniel O’Connell.
- In 1964, Mary Freeman, 63, was killed when she was struck by a car in her neighborhood. Her death marked the seventh traffic fatality of the year for Galveston.
- In 1989, Sea-Arama introduced a program aimed at attracting anglers. The marine attraction released 500 young redfish into a pond where fishermen would eventually pay a fee to catch them.
- In 1989, six Ball High School Students were named National Merit Scholars. Superintendent Jim Pickett said it was the highest number ever, to his knowledge. “We had an unusually bright set of kids this particular year,” Pickett said.