June 10 in San Antonio history…

1914
Responding to a proclamation of Mayor Brown, thousands of San Antonians stopped their work for a citywide 10-minute session of swatting flies. Health officials promoted the campaign.

1955
Television station KCOR Channel 41 (now KWEX) takes to the airwaves as the country’s first Spanish language TV station.

1976
Last night, Saul Palacios, security guard at the Tower of the Americas, prevented a woman from being the third person to commit suicide by jumping from the top of the tower.  The first was in March 1970 and the second in August 1974.

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