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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

ON THIS DAY IN:

1898The Army Hospital at the Convent of Mary Immaculate was established with Maj. William R. Hall in command.

1931 A May Day festival was held in Bayview Park.

1951 Battery A of 712th AAA Gun Battalion Florida National Guard entered federal service.

1954 Clyde Stickney was named Key West postmaster.

1954 The new Southard Hotel at the corner of Southard and Duval streets opened.

1994 The U.S. Bureau of Census reported that while Florida grew by 32 percent from 1980 to 1990 in Key West, Stock Island and Big Coppitt grew by only 2 percent.

1994 Ruth Alice Campbell, a 36-year veteran of the Monroe County School Board, announced she was not a candidate for reelection.