Wednesday, February 9, 2011

February 9 in San Antonio history...

1917
A semi-circular excavation in the solid white rock west of Brackenridge Park has been held ideal for the construction of a Greek theater.  No better site exists for open air pageants, concerts and plays.

1941
The new Salvation Army citadel, an emergency lodge for needy women and children, will be dedicated Sunday. The building is at Elm and Fifth.

1958
Airman Donald Farrell is sealed in a cramped steel chamber at the School of Aviation Medicine, Randolph AFB, to simulate a space flight. The air pressure is half of what it is at sea level and Airman Farrell cannot stand up nor lie down. His test lasts for seven days.

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