From the archives of The Daily News for May 1:
- In 1914, missionaries from the Methodist Episcopal Church South in Mexico arrived in Galveston after a perilous journey.
- In 1914, Galvestonians celebrated Rosenberg Day and honored the memory of one of the island’s most notable philanthropists.
- In 1964, the U.S. Coast Guard issued regulations for the marine parade and blessing of the shrimp fleet in the ship channel.
- In 1964, the Galveston County Courthouse installed 41 air conditioners to replace an inoperable system. The air conditioners were obtained from Galveston County Memorial Hospital.
- In 1989, no one was injured when a tornado tossed about tents and booths and knocked down several utility poles at Jack Brooks Park.
- In 1989, former heavyweight champion George Foreman continued his boxing comeback with a fifth round knockout of J.B. Williamson at the Moody Center.