From the archives of The Daily News for June 27:
• In 1914, Governor O.B. Colquitt was invited to open the annual cotton carnival in Galveston.
• In 1964, a new water district at Friendswood was confirmed, and a slate of directors was elected — all by a 6-0 vote.
• In 1989, rumors accompanying Tropical Storm Allison appeared more dramatic than the storm’s effects on Galveston Island. City Manager Doug Matthews said some Galveston residents called the city’s Emergency Operations Center to ask about possible evacuation and reports of serious flooding and tornadoes. A tornado was reported on Bolivar Peninsula, but no injuries were reported. High winds destroyed gutters on the U.S. National Guard Armory at 53rd Street and Avenue S.
• In 1989, Tropical Storm Allison’s trip near the island indirectly caused 123 ferry passengers to be stranded for 1½ hours. Passengers in 39 cars and one truck had almost completed their trip to Bolivar Island when the ferry ran onto a sand bar. No one was injured, but the largest member of the ferry fleet was undamaged. Passengers had to wait until a tugboat could release the barge.