ON THIS DAY IN:
1914 The Key West harbor master was J.R. Curry Sr. The board of pilot commissioners (appointed by the governor) were G.A.T. Roberts, president, W.D. Cash, vice president, C.C. Curtis, secretary-treasurer, C.H.J. Roberts, member, and C.L. Roberts, member.
1965 Townsend Morgan, 81, died in Englewood, Fla. During the Great Depression, he was one of the artists sent to Key West by the Works Progress Administration. He became the first director of the Key West Art Center.
1976 The Bicentennial musical "Cayo Hueso 76" opened at the Waterfront Playhouse. The musical, which gave a colorful history of the island, was written by Jim Russell with historic research by Betty Bruce and Peggy Murphree.
1982 The last Navy C-121 Super Constellation left Naval Air Station Key West on its last flight to Air and Missile Museum in Florence, S.C.
1982 Father Joseph F. Beaver, "Key West People's Priest," died in New Orleans at the age of 64. A Jesuit Priest, he was born in Key West and served nine years as Parish Priest in his native city.
1991 Bobby Marion Francis was executed in the Florida State Prison at Starke for the August 17, 1975, murder of Titus Walters in Key West.