Tuesday, May 10, 2011

May 10 in San Antonio history...

1911
Lt. George E. Kelly is killed in an air crash at Ft. Sam Houston (flying Army Aeroplane #2).  Kelly Air Force Base is named for him.

1968
The Moving Sidewalks appear at the Teen Canteen near Blossom Athletic Center.  The lead guitarist is Billy Gibbons, who would name his next band ZZ Top.

1970
A San Antonio woman who was born before the Civil War is calling friends on the first telephone she has ever owned.  Mrs. Willie O'Rorke, 402 N. Pine, who claims to be 110 years old but who close friends insist is "only" 108, became Southwestern Bell Telephone's oldest and newest customer when the spanking new white telephone went into her modest cottage.

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