From the archives of The Daily News for Feb. 26:


  • In 1914, Galveston city inspectors began a municipal cleanup campaign.
  • In 1964, directors of the Galveston Convention and Tourist Bureau voted to retain the city’s Splash Days and scheduled the 44-year-old festival for the first weekend in May.
  • In 1989, George Mitchell stressed the potential in Galveston as he accepted his Citizen of the Year award from Daily News Publisher Dolph Tillotson during the annual Citizen of the Year and Unsung Heroes awards ceremony.

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