Tuesday, May 4, 2010

May 4 in San Antonio history...

1901
William McKinley is the first President to visit San Antonio. He delivers a speech in Alamo Plaza.

1906
The city health board will distribute 10,000 pamphlets instructing parents how to care for infants during the hot summer months.

1922
Lt. James H. Doolittle, air service, hopped off from Kelly Field at 5 a.m. in an attempt to reach San Diego, California by nightfall. The flight is being made in an ordinary government DeHavilland equpped with extra fuel tanks.

1954
Little Bobby Ledger bravely stepped to the head of the line at 9 a.m. Tuesday, bared his arm, gritted his teeth and became the first San Antonian inoculated with Salk polio vaccine.

1993
The Bexar County Courthouse installed metal detectors at all entrances.

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