Wednesday, March 16, 2011

March 16 in San Antonio history...

1898
Mademoiselle Anna Held, of milk bath fame, arrived in San Antonio today for a singing engagement.  She said her bath consists of 40 quarts of hot milk preceded by a tub of warm water.  Cologne is then used to wipe off the milk.

1938
During the year ending March 1, the Slum Clearance Division, City Health Department, razed 986 houses on the West Side.  In addition, 537 houses were permanently vacated.

1958
Trinity University Moon watchers caught sight of the second Russian satellite (Sputnik 2) at 6:11 a.m. Friday.  Dr. Seabase, head of the Moonwatch team, said the satellite has been orbiting rapidly since March 3 and has become difficult to calculate when the artificial moon is expected to pass over this area.

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