From the archives of The Daily News for April 15:


  • In 1914, it was the 45th anniversary of the French Benevolent Society, a charitable organization.
  • In 1914, the annual ball benefiting the orphan’s home in Galveston was a success.
  • In 1964, Dr. George M. Fleming, administrator of Galveston County Memorial Hospital, was the speaker at the first of weekly training sessions for supervisors at U.S. Public Health Service Hospital.
  • In 1964, a group of 32 travel writers sponsored by the Texas Tourist Association were to visit Galveston later that month.
  • In 1989, the League of United Latin American Citizens sought the firing of Don Vaughn, head of the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau, after he made a racist remark during a meeting.
  • In 1989, controversy over how a West Beach access survey got to a state official but not to the Galveston City Council overshadowed efforts to solve the problem of beach access.

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