ON THIS DAY IN:
1898 Lt. Cmdr. Adolph Marix, carrying the final report of the USS Maine Court of Inquiry, sailed on the Steamer City of Key West for Washington via Miami.
1902 Mark Twain and Thomas B. Reed were in the city on their way to Cuba.
1927 Harvey E. Firestone, auto tire manufacturer, stopped in Key West on his way to Havana.
1941 Circuit Court Judge Arthur Gomez granted a divorce to Betty Compton, dissolving her marriage with Jimmy Walker, former New York City mayor.
1951 President Harry Truman left for Washington after spending a three-week vacation at the Little White House.
1955 Howard E. Wilson, Monroe County tax collector, was elected president of the new Key West State Bank.
1963 The Key West Chamber of Commerce received the 1962 Governor's Award for outstanding accomplishment in Florida's program of tourist promotion.