on this day in:
1898 The Monroe County Public Schools opened for the year with 1,227 students.
1910 The remains of Gen. Francisco Vicente Aguilera arrived on the Cuban revenue cutter Yara and were given full military honors by the Naval Station. The remains were taken to the San Carlos for memorial services. After the services, the remains were taken to Cuba for burial in his hometown of Bayamo. The general was a hero of the 1869 revolt led by Manuel Carlos de Cespedes, and died in New York in 1877.
1960 Kathleen Davison was sworn in as clerk and matron and as the first woman to serve on the Key West Police force.
1972 County Commissioner John W. Parker was re-elected by a slim margin over his opponent, Buddy Owen. Appointed Judge Lew S. Schlege swamped his opponent to remain the county's second judge.
1972 Hollon Bervaldi died at age 77. He was retired from the post office with 39 years of service, the last 10 as Key West postmaster.
1977 Louis M.J. Eisner died at the age of 79. He was a retired New York City police officer who moved to Key West in 1943. In Key West he served as chief of police, city commissioner and on the Florida Keys Aqueduct Board. He was mayor of Key West from 1949 to 1951.
1989 In the city elections, incumbent City Commissioner Jimmy Weekley was re-elected. The other two winners were John Robinson and Marty Arnold for the Utility Board. All other candidates faced a runoff election.
1995 In the city elections, Commissioners Sally Lewis and Harry Bethel were re-elected and Robert Padron won a seat on the Utility Board.