Monday, August 16, 2010

August 16 in San Antonio history...

1924
Patent for an automatic locking device for water casings was awarded San Antonio's Julius H. Holmgreen.

1934
Rabbi Samuel Marks, 88, former head of San Antonio's Temple Beth-El, died at a local convalescent home after an illness of six months.

1947
A complete change in the admistration and personnel of Robert B. Green hospital was recommended today by a seven-doctor committee from the Bexar County Medical Association. The group said the decline of the hospital from one of the best to an unaccredited status is due to neglect, indifference and incompetence.

1977
San Antonians mourned the death of singer Elvis Presley, who died at age 42 at his home, Graceland, in Memphis, Tennessee.

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