on this day in:
1905 The following officials were elected in the city elections: George Babcock, mayor; Mason Marerno, city clerk; W.H. Warren, tax collector; William M. Pinder, tax assessor; Whitmore Gardner, city marshal; Lam Baker, captain of night police; Dr. J.W.V.R. Plummer, city health officer; Charles Curtis, city treasurer; H.G. Fulford, street commissioner; Frank Johnson, meat inspector; James Collins, sexton of the cemetery. The following were elected to the City Commission: Josh Curry, Robert Gabriel, Allen E. Curry, William B. Curry, Alfred Atchinson, P.T. Knight, Alfred Gardner, Edgar Folk and Benjamin Tynes. The race for police justice ended in a tie between George Brooks and Charles L. Knowles and the commission ordered a run-off that Brooks won.
1930 George L. Bartlum died in Key West at age 72. He had been a leader in the sponge industry for many years and served as mayor of Key West from 1898 to 1903.
1934 Maria Gutsens, matron of Mercedes Hospital for 23 years, was notified by the Cuban secretary of state that she had been awarded the Cross of the Order of Carlos Manuel de Cespedes, the highest honor given by the Cuban government.
1975 The new exceptional child education facilities at May Sands School on United Street was dedicated.
1994 Key West's wastewater treatment plant on Fleming Key was rededicated and named after the former Key West Commissioner and Mayor Richard A. Heyman.