May 11 in San Antonio history…

1738
The cornerstone of San Fernando Cathedral is laid.

1930census
An ad in the San Antonio Express newspaper urges anyone not counted in the recent federal census to call the census bureau at Crockett-1742 or mail in the printed form (right).  An enumerator will call on you promptly.

1966
“Tower of the Americas”, the name suggested by Rosa Gonzalez of Corpus Christi, is chosen as the official name of the 622-foot tall HemisFair tower. Ms. Gonzalez won a three-day expenses-paid stay at the Menger Hotel for herself and her immediate family, a $100 savings bond and a season pass to HemisFair. The names chosen as runners-up were: Hemispire, Hemistower, Astroshaft, Astrospire, Astrotower, Stratospire, Spire of the Americas and Tower of Peace.

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