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June 30 in San Antonio history...

1905
The Annie Cotter Sullivan Memorial Library for children, located in the home of the Oblate Fathers on St. Mary’s Street, is dedicated.  The library was established by John and William Sullivan in honor of their mother who passed away last November.

1965
A San Antonio Light article reports on the new computer handling patient records at Brooke General Hospital.  The IBM 1440 computer required the construction of a special room and uses disk packs that store 3 million characters [3 Megabytes], or 4,000 patient records.  The system cost “less than $25,000.”

2002
A storm system dumps six inches of rain on the Hill Country and up to ten inches in various places around South Texas. The rain persists for three days and causes San Antonio’s worst flooding since 1998.

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