Saturday, April 30, 2011

April 30 in San Antonio history...

1894
San Antonio's streetcar company announced wage cuts of 15 cents a day to $1.35 a day for married employees, $1.13 a day for single men.

1960
A number of African-Americans boycott Joske's to protest the segregation of the store's restaurants, the Chuck Wagon and Camelia Room.

1966
The contract to build a 650-foot tower at the HemisFair site was awarded today to D.J. Rheiner Construction Company.  Architectural details for the unnamed tower will be released within 60 days.

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