on this day in:
1902 The winners in the city elections were George L. Bartlum, mayor; J.H. Curry, city clerk; Clarence Saunders, marshal; Rutledge Curry, tax assessor; Alfred Lowe, tax collector; William H. Williams, treasurer; H.G. Fulford, street commissioner; W.W. Thompson, election commissioner; W.V. Bethel, election commissioner; and Aldermen John Scheurer, Robert Gabriel, Joshua Curry, S.A. Walker, Benjamin Trevor, H.L. Roberts, T.E. Roberts, J.G. Piodella and Lewis Otto.
1930 The Key West Citizen printed its first edition from the new building on Greene Street, at the corner of Ann Street.
1935 The most intense hurricane to hit the United States passed over Long Key and Lower Matecumbe Key. The Category 5 storm had a barometer reading of 26.35 and winds estimated at 200 mph with tides 18 to 20 feet above normal. The storm killed nearly 400 people and ended the bankrupt Overseas Railroad.
1958 Hurricane Ella brought gale force winds across the Keys as high as 55 mph, damaging trailers on Stock Island.
1979 Hurricane David passed east of Key West with little local effect. For the first time, on Sept. 1, the governor recommended all residents of the Florida Keys evacuate because of the potential effects of a hurricane.
1995Eliza Millicent "Skippy Doodle" Gardner died at the age of 100 in the home where she was born. She taught school in Key West for 32 years, retiring in 1950.