Wednesday, February 2, 2011

February 2 in San Antonio history...

1921
"The Rock of Ages," a memorial to the San Antonio boys who gave their lives in the World War, will be erected near the star in Brackenridge Park. Ray Lambert, park commissioner, is responsible for the tribute.

1931
Civil service in the fire and police and fire alarm departments was a reality Monday with the adoption by city ordinance of the amendment to the city charter passed at the city election last week.

1961
The 6,000 students of Alamo Heights Independent School District face diphtheria immunization shots.  After a student living on Patterson contracted the disease, school officials sent each child home with a note suggesting parents take their child to a physician to check the state of the child's diphtheria immunization.

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