on this day in:
1860 William C. Greene died at the Dry Tortugas. He served as mayor of Key West from 1839 to 1840.
1908 A tropical storm passed to the west of Key West causing little damage.
1927 Pan American Airways flew its first flight from the newly constructed Key West International Airport. Pilots Huey Wells and Eddie Musick flew the tri-motor Fokker to Havana carrying 772 pounds of mail.
1946 Colonel Robert E. Turley, commanding officer Harbor Defenses of Key West, received orders transferring him to a new unit.
1954 Actress Anna Magnani arrived at the Casa Marina Hotel for a few days of rest before filming began on Tennessee Williams' "Rose Tattoo."
1955 Rear Admiral H.H. Henderson cut the ribbon to open Key West State Bank. Howard Wilson, president and chairman of the board of the bank, spoke to the large crowd that attended the open house.
1962 The Navy set up 100 yards of restricted area around all naval properties because of the Cuban Missile Crisis.