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1944 The Key West Municipal Hospital on Stock Island was dedicated.
1948 President Harry Truman was re-elected in an upset victory over Gov. Tom Dewey of New York. After his victory, Truman announced he was going to Key West on vacation.
1954 The following Democratic Party candidates were elected without opponents in the general elections: William Neblett, state senate; Aquilino Lopez Jr., judge; Bernie C. Papy, state representative; William A. Freeman and Gerald Saunders, county commissioners; William R. Warren Jr., Keller Warren and Edney B. Parker, school board. Statewide, Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment that would consolidate the city-county tax assessor offices on Jan. 1, 1956.
1965 Burglars cut through the roof of First National Bank on Duval Street, entered the vault and opened 90 of the 1,000 safe deposit boxes. As the contents of the boxes were private and confidential, the value of the stolen goods was never determined. Arrests were later made, but no one was ever indicted.
1965Kermit Lewin was elected mayor and Key West City Commissioners Harry Knight and Charles Pritchard were re-elected.
1971Charles "Sonny" McCoy was elected Key West mayor.
1982Ed Swift and Alison Fahrer were elected to the Monroe County Commission. Fahrer won by one vote.
1987 In a surprise move, Gene Lytton was elected county mayor at the County Commission meeting in Marathon.
1993Dennis Wardlow was re-elected mayor of Key West and Emory Major, Jimmy Weekley and Sally Lewis were elected to the City Commission.
1999 Marathon residents voted in favor of incorporation while Key Largo opposed it. In the Key West city election, Tom Oosterhoudt was elected to the City Commission.