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June 24 in San Antonio history...

1895
St. Louis College graduates its first class – a graduating class of two.  St. Louis College received junior college status from the State of Texas that same year and merged with St. Mary’s College in 1923.

1946
Another death from the polio virus brings the yearly total to eight, and another infection brings total number of cases to 68 for the year.  State health officer, George Cox, says that the practice of raising chickens in the city limits must be stopped unless it can be done in sanitary conditions.  He states that “it can be proved that the insect [flies] can transmit the polio virus.” [They don’t.]

2002
Sebastian’s “Torch of Friendship/La Antorcha de la Amistad” is dedicated at the corner of Commerce and Alamo streets (right).  It was presented to the city as a gift from the Mexican government.

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