Wednesday, September 15, 2010

September 15 in San Antonio history...

1901
A new scale of wages for San Antonio Traction Company employees has left them the best paid in the state. For a day of nine regular hours, men during the first year receive $1.65 per day.

1933
At 12:01 a.m., Prohibition ends and 6,000 people gather to watch 100 trucks and 25 boxcars loaded with Pearl beer rumble out of the Brewery. (right)

1966
San Antonio College's radio station, KSYM, begins broadcasting from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

1968
Two monorail trains collide at Hemisfair, killing one person and injuring 47.
(Photo by Bob Weston)

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