Saturday, August 28, 2010

August 28 in San Antonio history...

Pope Pius IX creates San Antonio Catholic diocese as part of the Archdiocese of New Orleans.

Temple Beth–El is dedicated across Jefferson from Travis Park.

A contract for the erection of Robert B. Green Memorial Hospital was awarded to H.N. Jones Construction Co., at an agreed price of $200,092.

The first day of the parking meters appeared to be a success in so far as preventing double parking is concerned. Delivery trucks were pulled flush to the curb while their drivers conducted business.

In a setting of continued city-county discord over operating funds for Robert B. Green Hospital, the county institution closed its emergency room at noon today as an economy measure in compliance with instructions of its board of directors. The maternity ward and nursery were closed yesterday.

San Antonio School Superintendent Thomas Portwood said he was "going ahead with plans" to integrate white and Negro students during the approaching school term. Edgewood and Alamo Heights school districts decide to integrate on this day also, the same day that Emmett Till was murdered in Mississippi.

San Antonian and Baylor Bear, Darrold Williamson, wins Olympic gold in the 4X400 relay in Athens, Greece.

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