April 5 in San Antonio history…

1915 – World War I
Turkish shore batteries destroy the British battleship Lord Nelson, stranded in the Dardanelles straits.

1955
The city reorganizes under a council-manager form of government.

1956
The Bexar County [Freeman] Coliseum was desegregated on the order of the board of managers. An announcement declared that there would be no discrimination “based on race, color or creed of persons lawfully on the Coliseum premises.”

1957
A parking meter repairman paid a $2 fine for leaving his auto at an expired parking meter today.  When he appeared before Judge Harold Hall with two tickets, Hall asked him, “Why didn’t you give yourself some free time?  You have a meter key.”  The repairman admitted that he forgot.

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