Sunday, May 23, 2010

May 23 in San Antonio history...

1885
An election is held to decide if bonds for $50,000 shall be issued for additional school buildings and other facilities for education, the income of permanent fund to go to sinking fund of bonds. The proposition is carried by a majority of 329.

1888
A through sleeper from San Antonio to Mexico City is now running via the Southern Pacific and Eagle Pass. The excursion rate is $60, round trip.

1918
Miss Katherine Stinson, San Antonio aviatrix, started a flight from Chicago to New York with mail at 7:37 a.m. today. Miss Stinson, 22, is averaging 71 mph. The flight is being made to establish a long-distance nonstop record.

1955
Santa Rosa hospital opens San Antonio's first Intensive Care Unit called a "Post-Operative Service Area."

No comments:

Post a Comment