Friday, June 18, 2010

June 18 in San Antonio history...

1892
Wheelmen of the city will hold a grand paper chase on wheels next Sunday morning, under the auspices of the Alamo Wheelmen. The "hares" will leave the Alamo at 8 o'clock sharp.

1944
Thousands gathered at Alamo Stadium to watch ceremonies posthumously awarding the Congressional Medal of Honor to S. Sgt. William J. Bordelon, Jr. The Marine sergeant's mother received the medal on behalf of her late son.

1955
Roy Rogers makes an appearance in San Antonio, broadcast nationally on NBC.

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