ON THIS DAY IN:
1848 The new Key West Lighthouse on Whitehead Street was lighted for the first time.
1902 Some of the leading African American citizens organized a grocery business known as the Mutual Mercantile Company. The officers were: C.F. Dupont, president; Joseph G. Brown, vice-president; Joseph Lang, secretary, and James A. Fleming, treasurer.
1935 The first mural for public places painted by artists of the Key West Administration was hung in the Delmonico Restaurant. The mural by Stanley Wood remained the property of the administration.
1954Raymond Cabrera, a 27-year veteran of the Key West Police Department, was named police chief by the City Commission.
1971Roger Foster, who admitted he killed charter boat Capt. Douglas Trevor and his son Edward off the Marquesas Keys in 1963, was found guilty of second-degree murder.
1993Julian "Yankee" Kee, 82, known to tourists worldwide for selling shells at the Southernmost Point, died.
1995John Hersey, who died at age 78 on March 24, 1993, was remembered when his home on Windsor Lane was dedicated a U.S. Literary Landmark.