From the archives of The Daily News for Jan. 3:
In 1914, in December, Galveston exported 134,000 bushels of wheat and imported 133,000 bushels of corn from Argentina.
In 1914, the city of Galveston planned to sell its property rights known as the East End Park tract.
In 1964, arrests for crimes took a drop in December, but more traffic violations were reported.
In 1989, an unusual distress-call that a 210-meter ship was burning and sinking off the Texas coast with 21 men aboard prompted a 15-hour search by the U.S. Coast Guard.