Monday, May 23, 2011

May 23 in San Antonio history...

1918
Miss Katherine Stinson, San Antonio aviatrix, started a flight from Chicago to New York with mail at 7:37 a.m. today.  Miss Stinson, 22, is averaging 71 miles per hour.  The flight is being made to establish a long-distance, non-stop record.

1938
E. P. Ezzell, 534 Mission, is keeping an identification file of the noseprints of dogs.  He claims the nose creases and pores are as individual as human fingerprints.  He said all owners will soon have their dogs noseprinted.

1978
Carol Burnett visits San Antonio and is the guest of honor for the San Antonio ISD's Scholastic Achievement and Improvement Day.  Mayor Lila Cockrell proclaimed the day "Carol Burnett Day."  Ms. Burnett was born in San Antonio on April 26, 1933 and attended Crockett Elementary School.  She lived at 3301 W. Commerce St.

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