Today in History
The 600 block of Fleming Street circa1920s.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

1887: The new Spanish daily newspaper, El Pueblo, began operations.

1889: Capt. J.F. Horr, the new collector of customs arrived, from his native state of Ohio.

1935: A black fish weighing more than 2,500 pound was towed ashore by bridge workers at Bahia Honda.

1939: The United States Senate confirmed Fred J. Dion as Postmaster of Key West.

1961: Gulf Oil Corporation began drilling for oil in the Marquesas Keys west of Key West. This was the fourth attempt in three years to find oil in the area.

1963: The new Marathon Post Office was official opened.

1977: The Marine Barrack located on the Truman Annex of the Naval Air Station was destroyed by fire. Eight people were injured, but all were treated and released. The 60 Marines housed in the barracks lost all their belongings.

1978: The county commission voted not to put the tourist tax referendum on the November ballot.

1988: Filming began on the James Bond adventure “License Revoked.”