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May 15 in San Antonio history...

1943
Playland Park holds its grand opening in its new location at 2222 N. Alamo (at Broadway). It will remain San Antonio’s favorite amusement park until closing in 1980.

1946
Aerial spraying of DDT over the city begins today (right).  It is hoped that the insecticide will kill mosquitoes that are believed to be spreading the polio virus that is epidemic in the state.  The city’s polio death toll now stands at 16.

1983
Beethoven Hall hosts a poetry reading as part of the San Antonio Festival.  Poets featured are Richard Howard, Cynthia MacDonald, Mark Strand, Homero Aridjis and Maya Angelou.

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