March 16 in San Antonio history…

1956
The San Antonio City Council pledges to end segregation at municipal swimming pools.

1958
Trinity University Moon watchers caught sight of the second Russian satellite (Sputnik 2) at 6:11 a.m. Friday.  Dr. Seabase, head of the Moonwatch team, said the satellite has been orbiting rapidly since March 3 and has become difficult to calculate when the artificial moon is expected to pass over this area.

1960
Six downtown stores and a city-wide drugstore integrate lunch counters and cafeterias.  These are:  Woolworth’s, Kress, Neisner’s, Green’s, McCrory Variety Stores and Sommers Drug stores.

 

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Posted on March 16, 2013, in Texana and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I believe you have a wrong entry for this date March 16, 1982.

    Ozzy Osbourne was arrested for urinating on the Alamo Cenotaph February 19 in some of your previous post of this event which I believe is the correct date.

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