April 22 in San Antonio history…

1951
The Rowles Sales Company at 535 Delaware is displaying the new DuMont Royal Sovereign – the largest TV currently made.  It has a gigantic 30″ screen.  The cabinet is 47  inches high, 49 inches wide and 27 inches deep and also contains an FM radio and an attachment for a phonograph.  The TV sells for $1800.00.  (This is $15,374.16 in today’s money.)

1968
Tonight’s River Parade features celebrity guests, Don Knotts and Miss Universe 1967, Sylvia Hitchcock .

1982
RepublicBank receives a permit from city council to demolish the Texas Theater.  The Conservation Society receives a federal court order to delay the demolition for 60 days.

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