on this day in:
1962 An Army missile battalion arrived in Key West and took over the Casa Marina Hotel for their command post for anti-aircraft missiles that were set around the island including one battery on Smathers Beach.
1965 The permanent Army Hawk missile just north of Key West International Airport was dedicated by Admiral T.A. Christopher and Mayor Kermit Lewin.
1968 Congressman Dante Fascell dedicated the new post office on Summerland Key.
1994Buddy Owen's famous B.O.'s Fish Wagon on Duval Street was moving to a new home on Key West Bight at the corner of Caroline and William streets.
1994 Three-time Key West Mayor Dr. Delio M. Cobo died at the age of 83. He served as mayor from 1957 to 1959, 1959 to 1961 and 1969 to 1971. He also served as a Key West city commissioner and on the Florida Keys Aqueduct Commission.