May 16 in San Antonio history…

1883
The State of Texas buys the Alamo for $20,000.

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The Pigeon Hole Parking Garage went into operation today at 212 Soledad Street.  The 10-story building has a maximum capacity of 180 cars.  Two manually-operated elevators lift incoming cars to one of the nine floors where they are parked.  The whole operator is handled by only five employees.  Rates are five cents for ten minutes with a maximum charge of $1.50 per day.

1970
The second known set of chimpanzee twins in existence were born today at the Southwest Foundation for Research and Education.  “Millie,” a 16-year old chimp gave birth to a male and female at 6 a.m.  Foundation officials report mother and babies are doing fine.

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