Saturday, February 19, 2011

February 19 in San Antonio history...

1916
The cornerstone of the Robert B. Green Hospital has been ordered.  The stone will be laid in ceremonies to take place about the middle of March.

1958
A slim, "good-looking" bandit staged a stick-up for the Oppenheimer Bank, 226 W. Commerce, and escaped down a nearby alley.  The robbery was the first in the 100-year history of the bank.

1978
More than 300 people turned out at the Hilton Palacio del Rio to wish Archbishop Francis Furey a happy 73rd birthday.  The event was the annual Archbishop Furey Charities Fund Dinner, a special fund that enables the archbishop to respond with aid when disaster strikes anywhere in the world.

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