June 19 in San Antonio history…

1920
Capt. John W. Sansom, former Union soldier, Texas Ranger and the first sheriff of Kendall County, dies at his residence at 1102 N. Flores Street here in San Antonio.

1954
By a 5 to 2 vote, the San Antonio City Council votes to ban people of color from municipal swimming pools.  At the same session, however, racial barriers are dropped at city golf courses and tennis courts.  The two councilmen who voted against the segregation ordinance were Emil Sherlen and Henry B. Gonzalez.

1994
Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey’s extra-spectacular 200-year anniversary show is in town!  Today’s afternoon performance benefits the Hertzberg Circus Museum. For just $40 (and $30 for kids), you get lunch at the circus, a menagerie tour, door prize drawings and VIP seats for the 1 p.m. show.

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