Friday, April 2, 2010

April 2 in San Antonio history...

1927
Bids for the fire-proofing and remodeling of the City Hall and addition of another story to the building will be opening by the city commission April 12. Plans for a two-story addition were dropped for lack of funds.

1937
Randolph Field personnel turned out in large numbers to get their first glimpse of one of the giant Boeing four-engine bombers. It is known as a YB-17 and it flew non-stop from March Field [Riverside, California] in six hours. [The YB-17 would later be known as the B-17 Flying Fortress and would be used extensively in WWII.]

1977
Computers are used for the first time to tabulate the results of the city election.

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