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July 5 in San Antonio history

1897
There is talk of another light company here asking for the city franchise.  This time it is proposed to cut the price of light in half and give the company to the city after five years.

1946
Just after noon, money began raining down upon the holiday crowd near the Federal Building on Alamo Plaza.  Bills of $1,000, $500 and smaller denominations had been transferred from the Federal Reserve Bank to the incinerator in the Federal Building and had escaped up the air vent. City detectives and Secret Service agents recovered most of the marked currency.

1955
The San Antonio Independent School District was going ahead with plans to integrate white and Negro pupils in the city’s public schools.

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