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1876 Carlos Manuel de Cespedez was elected mayor of Key West.
1890 James T. Boyd enlarged his new newspaper "The Key West Advertiser."
1891 William S. Allen died in Key West at the age of 68. He was mayor of Key West from 1868 to 1869, and again from 1873 to 1874.
1899 George B. Patterson was named postmaster of Key West.
1911 Rear Admiral Lucien Young was ordered from Pensacola to assume command of the Key West Naval Station.
1938 The Cuban gunboat General Juan Bruno Zayas arrived with Cuban civic and military officials for the celebration of El Grito de Yara.
1953 Mary Graham was elected president of the Chamber of Commerce, the first woman to hold that position
1996 Tropical Storm Josephine drenched the Keys with more than six inches of rain.
1936 Charles Mathews, foreman of Tiger Hose Co. No. 3, Key West Fire Department, was honored for 50 years of service.
1985 The Monroe County Commission adopted a resolution to name the Islamorada Branch of the Monroe County Library for librarian Helen Wadley.
1997 Former President George Bush was in the Keys for the annual George Bush Bonefish Tournament.
1998Jeffery Wade Wallace was found guilty of first degree murder for the killing of Michael Sumner, manager of Rumrunners Bar.
1998 Solares Hill Newspaper, the 22-year-old weekly, was acquired by Thomson Newspapers Inc., publishers of The Key West Citizen.