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August 20 in San Antonio history...

August 20 in San Antonio history...

1923
River Avenue between Grand and Houston streets is changed to Broadway Avenue.

1946
A twelve-year old girl, who has fought polio valiantly for the past three months, has just spent her first 48 hours out of an iron lung.  The school days she looks forward to seem a little nearer and a little more probable today.

1954
A malfunction in the mechanism to raise and lower the new tainter gate installed in the San Antonio River at Market Street caused the gate to crash with enough force to be heard and felt for blocks this afternoon.

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