From the archives of The Daily News for June 17:

  • In 1914, Julian C. Gonzales, a businessman from Galveston, died while in Baltimore.
  • In 1914, logs and debris on the Gulf shore from flooded rivers were removed.
  • In 1964, a change in command aboard the USS Haynsworth took place at the boat’s pier 14 berth.
  • In 1964, Union Carbide employees voted on a new three-year contract in Texas City.
  • In 1989, the Galveston branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People held its annual Juneteenth parade. Helen Truscott, municipal judge for the city of Hitchcock, and state Rep. Ron Wilson were the parade marshals. A post-parade festival was held at Kempner Park and with an on-site radio broadcast by island radio station KGBC-AM1540.

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