ON THIS DAY IN:
1861Lt. Craven of the USS Crusader issued a notice setting forth the rules of the naval blockade of the southern states.
1934 Fishermen from the Thompson Fish Co., while skinning a shark, found human foot bones and a slipper in its stomach. No identification was ever made of the remains.
1952Bernie Papy won his 10th consecutive term as state representative. Other winners were John Spottswood, sheriff; Lancelot Lester, state attorney; Raymond Lord, county judge; Claude Gandolfo, tax assessor; Howard Wilson, tax collector; Harry Dongo, clerk of criminal court; Joe Allen county commissioner; Clarence Higgs, county commissioner; Harry Harris, county commissioner; and Gerald Adams, school board.
1967 The Florida Historical Society held its annual meeting in Key West.
1980 More than 6,000 Cuban refugees had landed since the Mariel boatlift began.
1995 The Coast Guard returned 13 refugees to Cuba. It was the first group returned in 35 years, as the new policy required that the refugees to land on American soil to stay.