Sunday, February 27, 2011

February 27 in San Antonio history...

1879
The Turner Hall on Houston and St. Mary's Street (where Empire theatre now stands) is begun.

1898
It has been suggested to The Light that our churches be equipped with a slot machine.  It would save the deacons the trouble of passing around the hat and be a dead sure way of raising the preacher's salary.

1938
In a six-page opinion, Judge S. G. Taylor today refused to grant an injunction to restrain police from interfering with peaceful picketing in San Antonio's 27-day-old pecan shellers strike.

1947
"It's A Wonderful Life" debuts at the Majestic Theater, two months and six days after its national premiere.

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