April 19 in San Antonio history…

It’s a violation of the city charter for the city council to buy anything without a competitive bid, but the city didn’t let that stand in the way today.  The city health department needed a used “deuce and a half” truck for its dengue fever campaign, so the council paid $600 for a used one without bids.  Mayor Mauermann said, “This is not according to the charter and I do not know what the courts would say, but this is a health measure.”

First Lady Betty Ford serves as Grand Marshall of the Fiesta River Parade.

A set of twins, the first children in the world to be born as a result of the gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT) method, are born in San Antonio at Methodist Hospital.



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