Sunday, April 4, 2010

April 4 in San Antonio history...

1886
The building of the Aransas Pass depot has changed that portion of the city into a lively business center. New stores and houses are rapidly being built near it. Property has increased sixfold in value.

1945
Mayor Gus Mauermann and the City Council protested German POWs at area air bases were getting better food than civilians and too much pay for working in military construction jobs.

1948
San Pedro Outdoor Theatre [Drive-In] opens, featuring "Daisy Kenyon" with Joan Crawford, Dana Andrews and Henry Fonda.
1956
Six Randolph Air Force Base survivors gave details today of the crash of their B-29 off Austin Highway. The place struck a radio tower yesterday and plowed into a field, killing one airman.

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