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June 30 in San Antonio history...

1946
Two more cases of polio were reported in San Antonio bringing the total to 72 for the year.

1960
J. H. Morse, executive vice president and general manager of Joske’s of Texas, sends a letter to Joseph Luter, the president of the San Antonio chapter of the NAACP, which states: “[I] just thought you would like to know what we have done and what we hope to do in connection with desegregation at Joske’s.  On Thursday, June 23, we desegregated our Chuck Wagon luncheonette.  Since then, operation has been going along without any incidents of any kind.  Meanwhile, our Camellia Room is still closed, except for private parties, also on a desegregated basis, but by arrangement so that we can properly schedule such parties.  It is our hope that over the near term we can reactivate our Camellia Room, also on a desegregated basis.”

1986
A fire caused by an electrical short in a service elevator results in an evacuation at the Main Library at approximately 8:38 p.m.  Firemen have the fire at 203 S. St. Mary’s under control by 9:08 p.m.  No injuries nor damage to books are reported.

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