Monday, April 5, 2010

April 5 in San Antonio history...

1935
Police lassoed a pet alligator gone astray as it sunned itself on Broadway near Brackenridge Park.

1956
The [Freeman] Coliseum was desegregated on the order of the board of managers. An announcement declared that there would be no discrimination "based on race, color or creed of persons lawfully on the Coliseum premises."

1967
The Good Government League was able to elect six of its slate of nine candidates to the City Council, but three were forced into runoffs. Roland Brenner will face Pete Torres; Felix Trevino is in a runoff with Robert A. Schneider and Robert Jones will be opposed by Joe Rainey Manion.

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