Saturday, August 28, 2010

August 28 in San Antonio history...

1874
Pope Pius IX creates San Antonio Catholic diocese as part of the Archdiocese of New Orleans.

1875
Temple Beth–El is dedicated across Jefferson from Travis Park.

1915
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.

1936
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.

1947
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.

1955
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.

2004
San Antonian and Baylor Bear, Darrold Williamson, wins Olympic gold in the 4X400 relay in Athens, Greece.

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