Monday, July 13, 2020

Events & News


June 19 in San Antonio history...

A minimum temperature of 59 degrees was recorded at 7 o’clock this morning by the government thermometer in the Hicks Bidg. This was cooler than it has been in June since 1903. (This is still the record low.)

Two more polio cases are reported in the city, bringing the total to 63.

After six Negro boys go swimming in Woodlawn Pool, the San Antonio City Council votes to ban people of color from city swimming pools, making law of a de facto segregation that had existed for 90-plus years.  To add insult to such a despicable action, the law takes effect on “Juneteenth,” the 89th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in Texas. At the same session, however, racial barriers are dropped at city golf courses and tennis courts.  The two councilmen who voted against the segregation ordinance were Emil Sherlen and Henry B. Gonzalez.

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