June 19 in San Antonio history…

1906
The city council passed an ordinance outlawing electric display signs which extend across city sidewalks.

1954
After six Negro boys go swimming in Woodlawn Pool, the San Antonio City Council votes to ban people of color from city swimming pools, making law of a de facto segregation that had existed for 90-plus years.  To add insult to such a despicable action, the law takes effect on “Juneteenth,” the 89th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in Texas.  The law would be repealed two years later, on March 16, 1956.

On the same day, Ray Charles and Guitar Slim play a show at Woodlake Country Club on the east side.

2007
The first ramp of the Loop 410-281 interchange (southbound 281 to westbound 410) opens at 3 pm.

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