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June 28 in San Antonio history...

1929
Architect Robert H. H. Hugman meets with with Mayor Chambers, two city commissioners, a group of property owners, and other civic leaders and began his presentation on river beautification entitled “Shops of Aragon and Romula.”  The plan, which would become the San Antonio Riverwalk, was based on old world cities in Spain and France.

1946
Dr. E. J. Arendt, acting health director asks P. L. Anderson, Police and Fire Commissioner, for help in enforcing the polio ban and is refused.

2004
Chlorine gas released from a derailed train tanker car near Loop 1604 and Nelson Road kills three people and sends 50 more to area hospitals. The derailment was caused when a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train, moving east onto a sidetrack, was struck by a westbound Union Pacific train, which failed to stop. The collision was one of eight train derailments that happened in the San Antonio area that year.

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