Sunday, May 22, 2011

May 22 in San Antonio history...

1898
Quite a crowd gathered on Commerce Street bridge last evening to see a large snake in the river swallow a fish and a man lost a new hat which fell off his head into the river.

1938
An infant respirator and incubator and oxygen tent, purchased through popular subscription by The Light, is scheduled for installation at Robert B. Green Hospital.  The infant iron lung will be used to treat infantile paralysis [polio].

1958
The House passed and sent to the White House today a bill to raise the cost of a first-class letter from 3 cents to 4 cents and airmail letters from 6 cents to 7 cents.  The bill provides for an overall increase of postal rates of $550,000 annually.

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