Thursday, May 19, 2011

May 19 in San Antonio history...

1918
In the soft glow of hundreds of lights, shaded by swaying, fantastically colored Japanese lanterns, close to 400 dancers and diners enjoyed the formal opening last night of the Gunter Hotel's Japanese Garden.

1948
Demand that Robert B. Green Hospital immediately open a pediatric ward was made by the Commissioners Court today as City Health Officer Dr. Austin Hill announced the infant diarrhea situation rapidly was reaching an epidemic stage.  The disease's mortality toll has climbed to 55 for the year.

1978
Mary Ann Castleberry, president of the San Antonio Conservation Society, blasted the Daughters of the Republic of Texas for allowing the city to place 13 parking meters along the street in front of the Alamo.  "I think it is a desecration to the shrine and I hope 13 is a bad omen, " said Ms. Castleberry.

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