From the archives of The Daily News for March 30:


  • In 1914, the Sunset Elevator, owned by the Southern Pacific Terminal Co., sustained heavy damage in an explosion that occurred near the water front.
  • In 1914, the Sunset Central Lines offered a special price on fare to Colonist Rate, Calif. A one-way ticket cost $33.95.
  • In 1964, psychotherapy researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch released a text about curing juvenile delinquents using family therapy. “Multiple Impact Therapy with Families” was based on the results of a six-year study.
  • In 1964, a small crowd of 350 people attended the El Mina Temple Shrine Circus at the Galveston Public School Stadium. A parade of 22 human and animal acts performed during the two hour show.
  • In 1989, U.S. Coast Guard officials in Galveston sympathized with their Alaskan counterparts as they struggled to combat an oil spill. Just five years before, the British tanker Alvenus dumped over three million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico and the sludge made a beeline for Galveston.

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