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June 12 in San Antonio history...

1944
Marine SSgt. William J. Bordelon Jr. of San Antonio was announced as posthumous recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor. He died at Tarawa.

1948
San Antonio spigots are going to drip instead of gush if water users don’t practice conservation, city engineers predicted today.  There’s little chance summer rains will eliminate the drought they say, and the postwar demands on a pre-war water system drain the supply.

1949
San Antonio television enthusiasts will have to wait until late this year before enjoying local TV broadcasts.  Joseph Karpinsky, a local dealer, estimates there are probably no more than 50 sets in San Antonio homes.

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