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March 22 in San Antonio history...

1924
The San Antonio Conservation Society is organized to save the old Market House and the San Antonio River.

1956
In advance of a May 12 Federal Court hearing, the City Council repeals the June 19, 1954 ordinance (No. 20307) prohibiting people of color from city swimming pools.

1979
The Space Shuttle Columbia lands at Kelly AFB on its way from El Paso to Cape Canaveral.  This is the first appearance of a space shuttle in San Antonio.  The first launch takes place in April 1981.  The landing is witnessed by a crowd of over 10,000 curious San Antonians.  (photo by Tom Phillip)

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