From the archives of The Daily News for Jan. 16:
- In 1914, several Galveston women offered to mend old flags for Uncle Sam.
- In 1914, Galveston city commissioners appropriated money to aid a harbor improvement project.
- In 1914, Galveston was reportedly free of infectious and contagious diseases.
- In 1964, the outstanding Scout leaders of 1963 were honored at the Scout recognition banquet.
- In 1964, it was reported Guaranty Federal savings and loan stockholders received more than $2 million the previous year.
- In 1989, members of First Presbyterian Church prepared to observe the 100th church anniversary of the church building with special services.
- In 1989, a former drug abuse counselor reportedly developed an addiction to prescription drugs. The counselor took 200 pills, then shot herself in an unsuccessful suicide attempt, according to police.