on this day in:
1894 A hurricane that had traveled the length of Cuba passed over Key West, where winds were clocked at 104 mph and caused slight damage.
1933 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineer's launch Biscayne was conducting a survey of the main ship's channel.
1934 Henry Ogden caught a Jewfish from Porter Dock at the north end of Duval Street that measured 7 feet and 2 inches long and weighed 485 pounds.
1934 Three officials of the Cuban government inspected the San Carlos Theater and school to determine the repairs necessary to bring the building up to standard.
1955 Gardner Cowles, president of Look Magazine, and his associate, David Salzman, bought a 182.5-acre tract on Cudjoe Key for $83,000.
1998 Hurricane Georges, a Category 2 hurricane, swept across Key West and the Lower Keys, causing moderate damage mostly to trees in Key West.
1999 The USCG Barbara Mabrity was in Key West for the weekend. The ship was named after the female keeper of the Key West Lighthouse for 38 years.