Monday, April 26, 2010

April 26 in San Antonio history...

1933
Comedienne Carol Burnett born in San Antonio to Ina Louise and Joseph Thomas Burnett.

1938:
San Antonio's first steel blast furnace for the casting of steel today was in operation. The $50,000 electric furnace was offically set into motion at the Kincaid-Osburn Electric Steel Co. on S. Zarzamora, last night.

1948:
San Antonio will be the Air Force center of what Congress hopes will be the world's mightiest air force, Rep. Paul Kilday promised today. He said all the current air bases will be expanded in the near future.

1979:
Ira Attebury sprays crowd with shotgun and semiautomatic rifle fire from parked motorhome during Battle of Flowers parade (right). Two die, 55 are wounded. Attebury commits suicide as SWAT teams close in.

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