From the archives of The Daily News for June 26:

• In 1914, E.R. Cheeseborough was named postmaster of Galveston.

• In 1964, a Galveston man was killed and another injured when a four-room frame house they were jacking up in Port Bolivar fell and crushed them. The men were part of a J.K. Streeter House Moving crew raising a house that belonged to J. C. Bouse of Port Bolivar onto 7-foot piles on this edge of the Intracoastal Waterway at the end of 10th Street.

• In 1964, a labor dispute halted work on Galveston’s $1.5 million Pleasure Pier Hotel.

• In 1989, cleanup crews aided by wind and waves funneled two-thirds of the slick from a Galveston Bay oil spill into a nearby ship channel and were working into the night to pump the crude into holding tanks. U.S. Coast Guard officials said prospects were good for retrieving the rest of the 250,000-gallon spill that fouled a mile of beach after a tanker and an oil barge collided.

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