ON THIS DAY IN:
1929 Navy tests of the Momsen Lung conducted on the submarine S-4 near Smith Shoals ended and it was declared a success, with men able to escape from the submarine on the bottom using the lung.
1952 Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Co. began installing a new dial telephone system in Key West.
1953 The Jesston Corp. sold 330 acres of the new Marathon Beach area to Stanley Switlik for a reported price of $200,000.
1971 Astro City playground at Higgs Beach was dedicated. The park was a project of the Junior Woman's Club.
1972 Ground was broken on an 18-acre site behind Searstown for a retirement center being developed by the Aldersgate Foundation Inc.
1983Tennessee Williams, Key West resident and America's greatest playwright, was buried in St. Louis.
1984 The Key West City Commission chose Montenay International to build a state-of-the-art plant for solid waste incineration.
1993 Former Key West High School baseball star was honored during Boog Powell Appreciation ceremonies held at Tommy Roberts Memorial Stadium.