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January 30 in San Antonio history ...

 

1950
Local supervisors have begun the recruiting of 450 field enumerators for the 1950 census taking.  Aiding Donald H. Hogan, district supervisor, in preliminary work is Mrs. Mary B. Huntress, assistant district supervisor.

1958
A plan for a “hemisfair” – a world’s fair for Latin American countries and the U.S. – was being considered today.  A chamber of commerce committee decided to probe the possibility of having such a fair in 1960.

1968
A rare copy of a Mexican newspaper containing the earliest known official announcement of the fall of the Alamo is now on display at the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library next to the Alamo. The newspaper dated March 21, 1836, was acquired from Maury A. Bromsen, a rare books and manuscripts dealer in Boston.

 

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