Monday, April 19, 2010

April 19 in San Antonio history...

1938
San Antonio's city tax rate is 17 cents higher than the average rate for Texas cities over 150,000 population, it was revealed today. The average rate is $1.73. San Antonio's rate is $1.90.

1948
Park Street was named yesterday by the Texas Cavaliers as King Antonio XXVI to rule over San Antonio for a week of merriment and frivolity. He will greet his subjects at a colorful river pageant tonight.

1958
Months of research will end in 22.3 seconds of flight for SAC X-2, a rocket constructed in six hours by three San Antonio College engineering physics students. The three are Robert Majers, John Franke and Robin Hook, along with a fourth student who designed the firing device, Carl Zettner.

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