From the archives of The Daily News for May 20:
- In 1914, a man killed in a Galveston fire was thought to have been missing from home for 20 years.
- In 1914, the Ministerial Association launched a campaign against a state textbook.
- In 1964, a Houston man with an inside-out automobile caused a sensation at John Sealy Hospital when he was on his way to visit a friend. Carlton Black spent seven years tinkering with his 1950 Pontiac to put what was under the hood on the outside.
- In 1964, preparations were underway for the Republican and Democratic runoffs in the county.
- In 1989, the island recorded four slayings in five days. The fourth, a shooting, occurred at 29th and Winnie streets.