Wednesday, April 21, 2010

April 21 in San Antonio history...

1908
Bexar County commissioners have ordered cells in the jail lined with steel so it will no longer be necessary to keep insane persons chained to jail floors. The lunatics tore the masonry walls down with their fingers when left unchained. Yet one man was chained for two years.

1948
Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz was resting in his St. Anthony Hotel suite today after arriving in this city to participate in the Fiesta de San Jacinto. Yesterday he recessed to Houston to receive the Battleship Texas as the flagship of the Texas Navy.

1958
Texas doctors have again endorsed San Antonio as their favorite site for the state's third medical branch of the University of Texas. Location of the new branch will be chosed by the legislature. Dallas and Galveston are sites of the university's existing medical schools.

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