Saturday, December 25, 2010

December 25 in San Antonio history...

1910
Heavy traffic in the business district resulted in the opening of two new streets. Pecan Street was to be lengthened for travel across the river and College was to be opened from Navarro to Losoya.

1930
The Yuletide spirit ran rampant in the hearts of city and county officals as more than 100 men confined to the Bexar County Jail were freed.

1951
The Grinch visited a house at 114 Whittier Street. Thieves took a 10-pound turkey and all the trimmings.

1952
San Antonio became one of the first cities in the nation to show a 3-D motion picture today as "Bwana Devil" premiered at the Texas Theater. (right)

1980
A young security guard was killed on his first day on the job at the Pearl Brewery. The elevator car he was riding in became stuck 80 feet above the bottom of the shaft. He tried to climb out of the car to safety and fell, breaking his neck.

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