on this day in:
1903Col. Badges relieved Col. Leary as commanding officer of the Key West Army Barracks.
1937 A plan was approved to remove WPA workers from the Keys and bring them to Key West in case of a hurricane. Coast Guard patrol boats were to be used to move the workers to No Name Key, where they would be taken to Key West by automobile.
1953 The 25th case of polio was reported for the year. An average of five cases a week was reported for three weeks; only one of the 15 cases involved partial paralysis.
1949 A.J. Dion took out a building permit for $20,000 to build a 10-unit motel on Truman Avenue between Simonton and Duval streets.
1976 Gov. Reuben Askew appointed Don Schloesser to the County Commission to fill the remainder of the term of Harry Harris, who resigned after he was defeated by Schloesser.
1983 A group of New York actors, playwrights and theater supporters tried to purchase the late Tennessee Williams' home in Key West for a museum. The effort failed from a lack of support and problems with converting the house to a museum.