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1883 The City Commission elected Alfred R. Monsalvatage mayor of Key West to fill the unexpired term of William McClintock, who resigned to take a job at the Custom House.
1945 A Category 3 hurricane passed over the Upper Keys, causing light damage.
1950 Coast Guard officials announced that a unit of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary was formed with the following members: Howard Wilson, Paul J. Sher, Dr. Jose Valdes, Joseph Mecirio, Thomas Bates, George Fraldo and Arthur Curry.
1954 The Cuban ferry City of Key West was christened in Miami by the mayor's wife, Wilhelmina Harvey. The ship was ti begin service in October to Cardenas, Cuba.
1974 The Cunard Line's luxury cruise ship Ambassador was towed into port. Near Key West, while on the way to New Orleans to pick up passengers, the ship was heavily damaged by fire. No one was seriously hurt, but the ship was so badly damaged that it was never used as passenger liner again.
1995 Key West Mayor Dennis Wardlow was found not guilty of all charges in federal court.