Tuesday, April 20, 2010

April 20 in San Antonio history...

1891
President Benjamin Harrison visits San Antonio during the inaugural Fiesta San Jacinto. He is the first President to visit the Alamo City.

1908
The mayor and police officials today agreed to hoodlumism would be permitted during the carnival this year. They outlawed the small whips, loud horns and confetti of former years.

1918
A test of a vacuum street cleaner, which if satisfatory may result in a change in the street cleaning system, will be made tonight. The motor driven machine sucks everything up and cleans four miles an hour.

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