August 15 in San Antonio history…

1945
While people took to the streets to celebrate Japan’s acceptance of surrender terms, effectively ending World War II, burglars ransacked houses and apartments left vacant by celebrants. A total of $425 in cash and numerous articles were reported missing.

1947
Playland Park introduces the new “Rocket” rollercoaster.

2005
After 48 years as an all-boys school, 90 girls joined the campus of Holy Cross High School today.  “Everyone’s a little nervous,” said senior Matthew Idar.  “But we’ll get used to it quickly.”

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