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1911 Mrs. Eliza Cleare died at age 105. She was born at Harbor Island, Bahamas, on April 14, 1806, and came to Key West in 1886.
1941 Lt. Col. Webster F. Putman relieved Col. Louis L. Pendleton as commanding officer of Army Barracks Key West.
1954 The Navy's first Underwater Swimmer School was commissioned in Building 107 on the Naval Station with Lt. R.J. Fay as commanding officer.
1974 Circuit Judge M. Ignatius Lester ruled that the city clerk had to proceed with certifying signatures on the petitions to put two anti-high-rise issues on the ballot.
1987 Presidential candidate Jesse Jackson was in Key West to attend an anti-drug rally and to visit a drug interdiction vessel.
1988 Voters denied the city authority to issue bonds to buy the Salt Pond tract that now hosts the Ocean Walk Apartments and Las Salinas Condominiums.