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August 23 in San Antonio history...

1946
A 30-year old Fort Sam Houston soldier from Kansas dies from polio at the Brooke General Hospital.  He is the 12th polio fatality of the year.

1952
With no rain predicted for the weekend, August is making a serious bid for a record drought. This is the longest August period without a trace of precipitation in 20 years or more, said weatherman Oren Edrington.

1970
What was billed as the first Mexican-American-sponsored fund-raising event for a Republican in Texas history was held at the Gunter Hotel last night for U.S. Senate candidate George H. W. Bush.

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