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1862 The yellow fever epidemic that began in August was running its course, but still, five members of the 90th New York Regiment at Key West, six men at the Marine Hospital Key West and four men at Fort Jefferson would die of the disease during the month.
1900 Hotel Key West at Duval Street was the largest in the city. G. Butler Smith was the manager.
1901 Frank Adams, an African-American deputy sheriff, was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man who was interfering with him in the discharge of his duties. He was survived by a wife and five children.
1946 A hurricane passed about 70 miles west of the Tortugas, with little effect in Key West.
1986 The City Commission changed the name of the Old Island Restoration Commission (OIRC) to the Historic Architectural Review Commission. The change was requested by the Old Island Restoration Foundation because of confusion over the similar names and some controversial decision made by OIRC.
1997 In the city elections, Carmen Turner was elected to the City Commission seat that she was appointed to two years before. Lou Hernandez won a seat on the Utility Board, and all other candidates were in a runoff.