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August 15 in San Antonio history...

1945
Seventy-five years ago today, while people took to the streets to celebrate Japan’s acceptance of surrender terms, effectively ending World War II, burglars ransacked houses and apartments left vacant by celebrants. A total of $425 in cash (over $6000 in today’s money) and numerous articles were reported missing.

1946
San Antonio’s polio cases are dwindling, with the last case in the city reported five days ago.

1947
Playland Park introduces the new “Rocket” rollercoaster.

 

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