From the archives of The Daily News for Feb. 15:

  • In 1914, the British steamship Kathrine Park, which had left the Port of Galveston with loads of wheat, cotton seed meal, lumber, logs and cotton, was reported to have run aground and was stranded on Smith Island near Cape Charles, Va.
  • In 1964, Galveston got a pair of unusual visitors when the owner of an exotic animal business brought a teenage lion named Tony and a 100-pound leopard named Randy to the island on his trip. The man said if the weather cooperated, he planned to take the two big cats to the Surf Drive In on Broadway Boulevard to allow people to pose for pictures with the animals.
  • In 1989, the Galveston chapter of the NAACP was fighting to the city’s plan to sell the 147-unit Magnolia Homes housing project. There were 136 families living the development.

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