Friday, August 12, 2011

August 12 in San Antonio history...

1909
San Antonio has a population of 101,994 and Bexar Country 133,188, according to the offical census report from the superintendent of public instruction.

1915
Police cars were equipped with sirens similar to those used by the fire department.  They were to be used only while the cars were responding to emergency calls.

1955
The nations's first jet light aircraft landed at San Antonio.  The plane was a 4-place, twin-jet Beechcraft.  Its pilot, Allen Raines, called it a "sweet aircraft."

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