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1884 The "Florida Times Union" newspaper reported 22 liquor saloons in Key West.
1899 Hook and Ladder Company No. 1 held a business meeting to discuss uniforms. It was decided to keep the old style uniform. New silver badges were given to each member for identification at fires.
1909 Howard Trumbo, the dredging engineer who built Trumbo Point, was awarded a large dredging contract in Cuba.
1910 A Category 3 hurricane with winds up to 125 mph at Sand Key hit Key West. The storm lasted 30 hours. Damage to shipping was heavy, but most of the town escaped serious damage as most buildings had survived the hurricane the previous year.
1973 The USS Amberjack, the Navy's last diesel submarine, was decommissioned and turned over to the Brazilian Navy in a ceremony at the Naval Station. Her departure ended the submarine service that began in Key West in World War I.