May 21 in San Antonio history…

1968
A power failure strands nearly 400 people in the brand new Tower of the Americas.  Nearly 25 people were stranded in elevators 135 feet up the 622-foot tower.  Power went off at 9:15 and was finally restored at midnight.  Instead of waiting for power to be restored, many walked down the 952 steps to the ground.

1977
Bad Company, with the Dave Edmunds/Nick Lowe band Rockpile as opening act, perform at the Convention Center Arena.

1991
Robert E. Lee high school votes to ban the Confederate flag from uniforms and activities sponsored by the school beginning in the fall.   “We are not going to suspend students if they have it on a T-shirt or backpack; that’s an individual choice,” said Lee Principal Bill Fish. “But as an institution, we are not going to use it.  We’ve been trying to do this gradually over time,” he said, adding that new football uniforms have been ordered without the flag to replace old ones.

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