April 7 in San Antonio history…

1935
Gen. Robert E. Lee, who with other pioneer churchmen and patriots established St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, will be honored by unveiling of marker at church by Daughters of Confederacy today at 8 p. m.

1947
A nationwide telephone strike begins at 6 a.m.  1,300 members of the telephone workers union are off the job in San Antonio. Local phone service on the dial system will not be affected until the lack of maintenance work causes breakdowns, it was pointed out by Paul West, district manager of the Southwestern Bell Company. How long this will be is anybody’s guess. A supervisory force is manning switchboards, West said, and is prepared to handle a limited number of long-distance and other calls requiring an operator. He urged telephone users to avoid all such as far as possible.

1980
The Federal Courthouse on Durango Street is renamed the John H. Wood, Jr. U. S. Courthouse in honor of slain U. S. District Judge John H. Wood who was assassinated in May 29, 1979.  U. S. Senator John Tower and U. S. Representative Tom Loeffler speak at the dedication ceremony in the courthouse rotunda.

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