From the archives of The Daily News for July 16:


  • In 1914, 20 extra police officers were scheduled to be on watch for the upcoming summer carnival.
  • In 1914, City Commissioners declined petitions to close the Seventh Street crossing.
  • In 1964, a ruling in the League City road use injunction case was scheduled for 5 p.m.
  • In 1964, the Texas City School Board was pondering the question of paying staff for accrued sick leave.
  • In 1989, fans of “Batman” weren’t relaxing in a relentless merchandising march. Even local hair salons hopped on board with the Dark Knight craze. Galveston County devotees could parade their allegiance by being bat-branded.
  • In 1989, airport officials would not confirm nor deny the near-crash of a private aircraft at Scholes Field. A small airplane reportedly to have slammed onto a runway, landed nose-down and skidded to a stop. The pilot, a woman who was not identified by airport officials, was not injured.

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