June 30 in San Antonio history…
A San Antonio Light article reports on the new computer handling patient records at Brooke General Hospital. The IBM 1440 computer required the construction of a special room and uses disk packs that store 3 million characters [3 Megabytes], or 4,000 patient records. The system cost “less than $25,000.”
The San Antonio Public Library Foundation began its annual fundraising campaign today. The goal is $10 million which will be used to purchase additional books, furniture and a “unique bilingual computerized book catalog system for the new central library and branch facilities.” The computerized catalog system will be able to tell a patron if a book being sought is already checked out. Home computers equipped with a modem will be able to connect to the library’s new catalog.
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.