From the archives of The Daily News for March 2:


  • In 1914, the steamship Viking of the United Steamship Co. arrived in Galveston from Tampico, Mexico, with a cargo of 1,010 head of cattle.
  • In 1964, bad weather forced rescue boats to call off a search for two Galveston youths, Charles D. Sanders, 15, and Allen Lewton, 18, who were reported missing after not returning from a fishing trip in Galveston Bay.
  • In 1989, the father of a 12-year-old boy allegedly molested at the Shriner-sponsored Circus Gatti filed a $1.3 million lawsuit against the circus company, the owner of Hope Arena and the defendant in the case, who was arrested and charged with sexual assault and was being held in the Galveston County Jail.
  • In 1989, the owner of a Great Dane shot two days earlier after allegedly attacking two people described his dogs as “big babies” and said he believed the animals were provoked. However, the head of the county rabies control division said charges were filed against the owners and that neighbors had complained in the past about the dogs running wild.

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