Saturday, June 19, 2010

June 19 in San Antonio history...

1942
A new telephone central office named "Travis" in memory of Col. William Barrett Travis, hero of the Alamo, will go into service here Saturday at midnight.

1954
The San Antonio City Council votes to ban people of color from city swimming pools, making law of a de facto segregation that had existed for 90-plus years. This ruling is particularly cruel due to the fact that it takes effect on "Juneteenth", the 89th anniversary of the end of slavery in Texas.

2007
The first ramp of the Loop 410-281 interchange (southbound 281 to westbound 410) opens at 3 pm.

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