ON THIS DAY IN:
1869 Dr. Samuel Mudd, imprisoned at Fort Jefferson for his part in the assassination of President Lincoln, was pardoned and released.
1907 Sir William Gray Wilson, governor of the Bahamas, arrived as the guest of Henry M. Flagler. The African Bahamians of Key West gave Wilson a reception at the Good Samaritan Hall.
1903J. Pierpont Morgan stopped in Key West after a visit to Havana.
1938 Charles R. Walgreen, owner of the Walgreens drugstore chain, was in Key West on the 98-foot yacht Virago.
1948 Eduardo H. Gato Jr., son of the founder of the E.H. Gato Cigar Co., died at the age of 73 at the Key West Municipal Hospital.