From the archives of The Daily News for June 8:

  • In 1914, Louis Luck, a Galveston carpenter, drowned while swimming in Dickinson.
  • In 1914, El Mina Temple was about to celebrate its 12th birthday and was expected to honor Joseph Seinsheimer.
  • In 1964, a rash of weekend robberies was capped off by a young soldier stealing a Texas Flag on the beach.
  • In 1989, a Red Cross representative emphasized that his organization would operate inland shelters in the event of a hurricane, but wouldn’t open any in Galveston until after the storm. Ray Beall, manager of emergency services of the American Red Cross Greater Houston Chapter, spoke to the Galveston Emergency Management Advisory Committee on the procedures for operating shelters if a hurricane threatened the area.
  • In 1989, police were searching for a man who set an abandoned building on fire, causing a firefighter to be injured when he attempted to help extinguish it. Because a firefighter was injured, police were planning to charge the suspect with a first degree felony.

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