May 8 in San Antonio history…

1914
County officials planned special ceremonies when the old Bexar County courthouse was demolished to allow widening of Soledad St. between Houston and Commerce.

1942
San Antonio’s first official test of special air-raid alarm equipment will be held Saturday between 10am and noon, it its announced by Col. John N. Reynolds, local civilian defense coordinator.

1956
A local housewife named Marilyn Monroe revealed she has received numerous crackpot telephone calls because she shares the name with the curvaceous actress.

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