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June 23 in San Antonio history...

1919
The city will offer a supply of free wood to the needy.  Mountainous heaps of broken wood blocks, reclaimed from torn up pavement, have been assembled at the city material yards.

1946
This evening the Youth for Christ International group will have charge of the Madison Square Presbyterian church at Camden and Lexington Avenues.  The Rev. William “Billy” Graham, vice president at large, one of the outstanding youth evangelists of the present day, will be the speaker. Two additional polio cases are reported in San Antonio, bringing the yearly total to 67.

1973
Art exhibits, “rap” sessions, drama and musical performances are featured in the city’s first annual Black Festival, held from 10 a.m. to midnight in J Street Park.  Musical entertainment is provided by the Sweet Funk Musical Express, The Souls of ’73 and the Moniques.

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