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May 23 in San Antonio history...

1946
Despite the continued increase in the number of polio cases in San Antonio, Rev. John Scherzer of Grace Lutheran Church writes a message to his congregation protesting the closure of churches and Sunday Schools: “The church has always taught her people that cleanliness is next to godliness.  Now all of a sudden it appears that the meeting places for Sunday school children and for church people are health hazards, full of sneaking dangers to children.”

1968
The San Antonio Express newspaper reports that County Commissioner A. J. Ploch has received death threats as a result of controversial comments he made about the CBS News program “Hunger in America,” filmed in San Antonio, that aired two nights ago.

1984
The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) files a landmark suit against Texas education commissioner William Kirby in Travis County. In Edgewood ISD v. Kirby, filed on behalf of the Edgewood Independent School District, MALDEF charges that the state’s methods of funding public education violate at least four principles of the state constitution, which obligate the state legislature to provide an efficient and free public school system. 

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