June 3 in San Antonio history…

1948
The San Antonio Television Company today was granted a permit for construction of a new station by the Federal Communications Commission. The estimated cost will be $194, 500. It will operate on channel No. 5 with visual power of 17.9 kilowatts.

1965
San Antonian Ed White becomes the first astronaut to “walk” in space when he opens the hatch of his Gemini 4 capsule and floats outside.

2002
A storm system dumps six inches of rain on the Hill Country and up to ten inches in various places around South Texas. The rain persists for three days and causes San Antonio’s worst flooding since 1998.

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