From the archives of The Daily News for July 6:


  • In 1914, Knut Hubert’s body was recovered after he drowned in the ship channel.
  • In 1914, the Boy’s Gospel League started a campaign for new members. 
  • In 1964, an estimated 75,000 people crowded Galveston hotels, motels and beaches during the three-day Fourth of July weekend.
  • In 1964, a small boy hit by a car on Stewart Beach was recovering, but police were still searching for the mystery woman responsible.
  • In 1989, construction of a new National Weather Service office in the League City-Dickinson area, off FM 646, was due to be complete in July 1990, said Antonio A. Dreumont, National Weather Service Southeast Texas area manager. Dreumont told the Galveston Emergency Management Advisory committee that architectural plans for the facility were 98 percent complete.
  • In 1989, tentative budget proposals presented to the Galveston school board indicated the trustees would be faced with a choice: ‘either raise local property taxes or cut personnel and service expenditures.

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