From the archives of The Daily News for March 4:

  • In 1914, the British cruiser Essex continued to be a center of attraction for the people of Galveston.
  • In 1964, Galveston County Tax Assessor-Collector C.R. Johnson said the final count on paid poll tax receipts and exemption certificates totaled 49,737, setting a new voter registration record for the county. The previous high registration was 47,675 in 1960.
  • In 1989, the city of Galveston’s sesquicentennial bash at the historical Samuel May Williams home, 3601 Ave. P, was the beginning of a seven-week series of commemorative community activities. Local government officials and civic leaders, including Mayor Jan Coggeshall, were expected to gather at the home to blow out the candles on a huge birthday cake and make a wish for the city.
  • In 1989, a representative of the Lone Star Flight Museum discussed further financing options for the proposed $3 million facility with Galveston civic leaders.

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