Friday, June 10, 2011

June 10 in San Antonio history...

1948
The nickel pass of the bus rider was eliminated today by a 4-to-1 votes of the City Council.  Passes will be eliminated July 4, increasing fare for twice-daily riders in the first zone by 15 cents and 25 cents in the second zone.

1955
Television station KCOR Channel 41 (now KWEX) takes to the airwaves as the country's first Spanish language TV station.

1958
A 69-year-old woman in an apparent daze stepped into the downtown San Antonio River Tuesday and missed drowning by moments.  She was discovered floating face down on the river surface by three men.  She is believed to have fallen to the sidewalk while walking along the river, and upon arising, mis-stepped into the river.

1977
The Spurs select 7-0 center Jeff Wilkins of Illinois State as their first pick in the NBA draft.  They also draft Dan Henderson of Arkansas State.

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