San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA
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San Antonio officially the City of San Antonio, serves as the seat of Bexar County.
San Antonio was named for Saint Anthony of Padua, whose feast day is on June 13, by a 1691 Spanish expedition in the area.
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1718 - San Antonio, Texas foundedwww.wikipedia.org
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1842 - March 5 - Over 500 Mexican troops led by Rafael Vasquez invade Texas, briefly occupy San Antonio and then head back to the Rio Grande.historyorb.com
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1868 - THE TERRIBLE HAIL-STORM IN TEXAS - LOSS $500,000.
The San Antonio Express, of May 21, gives the following particulars of the late disastrous hail-storm:
"Our city is a perfect wreck; every house in it has received some damage; many are in complete ruins, with nothing but fragments of walls standing. The hail-stones penetrated the best roofs, goi...Read MORE...
1870 - The postmaster at San Antonio, Texas, was not long since puzzled by the receipt of a letter from New Orleans,
directed to "My Mammy, living in the City of San Antonio." One day, however, a small, fierce looking old woman appeared at the post office window, saying, "Mister, have you got any letters there from my Johnny?" The letter addressed to "My Mammy" was at once given her at a venture, and the suspicion...Read MORE...
1889 - A unique chair made of the horns of Texas cattle was lately sent from San Antonio to the White House.
It is the gift of a San Antonio banker to President Harrison, and cost its donor $1,500. The horns are riveted with gold, and there are a number of gold plates used in its construction. From one of them glistens a very handsome diamond.
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Saint Joseph, Michigan
March 30, 1889
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1894 - FIRE RECORD. SAN ANTONIO BLAZE.
San Antonio, Tex., Feb. 13. - A destructive fire, resulting in a total loss of about $35,000 worth of property, occurred here early this morning. The flames started in the rear of the Central hotel at 3 o'clock, and before the fire department responded that building was doomed. The fire quickly spre...Read MORE...
San Antonio, a city, the capital of Bexar co., Tex., is on the San Antonio River, which here receives the San Pedro, 80 miles SW. of Austin, on the Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio, the International and Great Norther and other railroads... The city is surrounded by a fertile country, of which ...Read MORE...
1910 - The first military air flight in a Wright brothers' plane took place in San Antonio
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1920 - PLANE HITS POLE, TWO ARE KILLED
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, May 21. - Lieutenant Alvin M. St. John, of Memphis, Tenn., and Private Carl L. Cubler, of Elgin, Illinois, were instantly killed this afternoon when a plane they were flying crashed into a flagpole and then into a building at Kelly field.
May 22, 1920
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1928 - January 1 - 1st US air-conditioned office building opens, San Antoniohistoryorb.com
January 1, 1928
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1949 - December 11 - WOAI TV channel 4 in San Antonio, TX (NBC) 1st broadcasthistoryorb.com
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January 31, 1949 - The temperature at San Antonio, TX, plunged to a record low of one degree below zero.
January 31, 1949
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1968 - MONORAIL AT FAIR STOPPED.
San Antonio (AP) - HemisFair and mini-monorail officials declined official comment Monday while an investigation began into Sunday's monorail train smashup that killed one person and injured 48 others.
Thirteen of the victims hospitalized overnight Sunday were still being treated late Monday.
1985 - FOUR KILLED IN EXPLOSION. ICE PLANT GUTTED BY AMMONIA BLAST; 21 PEOPLE INJURED.
San Antonio, Texas (AP) - Investigators poking through the remains of a gutted ice plant tentatively blamed an ammonia leak for an explosion that killed four people and injured at least 21.
Deputy Fire Chief Jim Miller said the blast Wednesday "evidently was caused by an ammonia leak" at the down...Read MORE...
Ancestors Who Were Born Here
Ancestors Who Died Here
Elton Harold Deaett
(24 October 1918, Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA (Middleboro) - 3 December 1993, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA)
(25 March 1899, Granbury, Hood, Texas, USA - 29 January 1951, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA)
Clarke Adrien Kaarlsen
(8 July 1943, Monroe, Orange, New York, USA - 25 March 2008, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA)
Ancestors Who Were Married Here
Cemeteries in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA