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1923 The new Monroe County High School on White Street was dedicated before a large crowd in the auditorium. Dr. William R. Warren was the main speaker. Superintendent of Public Instruction Virgil S. Lowe and contractor B.A. Johnson gave short addresses.
1930 Mary Harvey Lake died at age 78. In 1917, when the Key West Library was about to close for the lack of funds, she took charge and ran it for the next 10 years without compensation, attending to her duties from early morning to late night.
1933 It was announced in Washington that the post office on Pigeon Key would be closed.
1944Hollon Bervaldi, who had been acting postmaster, was nominated to become permanent. He had served in the post office since 1914.
1953 Sinclair Refining Co. and Commonwealth Oil Co. announced the end of their oil well drilling on Key Largo, saying they found only saltwater.
1955 Federal Judge Emett C. Choate ruled that crews of the Cuban Airline DC-4 and Navy training jet plane were both at fault in the 1951 air crash off Key West's South Beach in which 43 persons died.
1957 The City Commission approved a lease with the Charter Boatmen's Association for the use of Garrison Bight alongside North Roosevelt Boulevard. The 20-year lease required boatmen to provide the docking facilities and to pay $25 a year for each dock.
1994 Former Key West Mayor Richard Heyman died at age 59. He had served as mayor from 1983 to 1985 and 1987 to 1989.