Thursday, May 27, 2010

May 27 in San Antonio history...

1918
An attempt will be made at Kelly Field during Decoration Day proceedings to catch a baseball thrown from an airplane and thus set a height record for catching dropped balls. The record is now 555 feet.

1948
One of the nation's best customers for air-conditioning equipment, San Antonio is continuing to install colling devices at a rate that has shifted electric power peak loads from winter to summer.

1958
Frank Penicka was driving his car more comfortably today, after a Ft. Hood demolition team removed a 75-mm high explosive shell head from his car. He spotted the bright object along the road, put it in his car trunk and drove to the Courthouse where the Deputies identified it as a live shell.

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