From the archives of The Daily News for Jan. 1:


  • In 1914, Mayor Lewis Fisher issued a New Year’s statement, which recounted splendid growth throughout the city of Galveston.
  • In 1914, records revealed 868 births in the city of Galveston during 1913. Of that number, female babies greatly outnumbered male babies born.
  • In 1963, the longshore strike continued on its eighth day and bananas were the only cargo worked in Galveston since the strike began.
  • In 1963, in a recreation of a Jan. 1, 1863 battle, Confederate troops led by Gen. John Bankhead Magruder retook the city of Galveston. The event opened up Centennial Week on the island.
  • In 1989, a little piece of land in the center of Tiki Island had residents in uproar over the disagreement of providing public schooling in the city.
  • In 1989, 14 incumbents and two newcomers were sworn in as elected public officials in the Galveston County Courthouse Central Jury Assembly Room.

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