Saturday, May 15, 2010

May 15 in San Antonio history...

1902
Fire Chief Tobin has made another improvement in the fire department by the addition of a searchlight to be used in locating a fire in buildings. Searchlights are in vogue in the North and East.

1912
Dr. Anna Howard Shaw, president of the national Women’s Suffrage Association, will lecture at the Grand Opera house tonight.

1943
Playland Park holds its grand opening in its new location at 2222 N. Alamo (at Broadway). It will remain San Antonio's favorite amusement park until closing in 1980.

1957
Comedian Buster Keaton, of Hollywood dead-pan fame, was in San Antonio to promote a movie about his life which is now playing at the Aztec Theater.

1993
The Alamodome opens to the public.

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