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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 founded

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  • San Antonio, Texas, USA
    San Juan de Capistran, (3rd Mission)
    Built 1718, San Antonio, Texas
  • 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.

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  • News 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...Read MORE...


  • News 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,...Read MORE...


  • News 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...Read MORE...


  • News 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 ...Read MORE...


  • 1906
    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...Read MORE...


  • 1910 - The first military air flight in a Wright brothers' plane took place in San Antonio


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  • News 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...Read MORE...


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    Mission De La Purisima Conceptoin, First Mission, San Antonio, Texas
  • News 1928 - January 1 - 1st US air-conditioned office building opens, San Antonio

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    January 1, 1928

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    Beautiful San Antonio River, San Antonio, Texas
  • News January 31, 1949 - The temperature at San Antonio, TX, plunged to a record low of one degree below zero.

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    January 31, 1949

  • 1949 - December 11 - WOAI TV channel 4 in San Antonio, TX (NBC) 1st broadcast

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  • News 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...Read MORE...


  • 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...Read MORE...




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  • 1718 - San Antonio, Texas founded

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  • San Antonio, TX - Travel Thru History


    113 San Antonio, TX - Travel Thru History Full Episode (www.youtube.com)
  • 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
  • News  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... Read MORE...

  • News  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,... Read MORE...

  • News  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... Read MORE...

  • News  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 ... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    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... Read MORE...

  • 1910 - The first military air flight in a Wright brothers' plane took place in San Antonio


    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ txtimeln.htm
  • News  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... Read MORE...

  • News  1928 - January 1 - 1st US air-conditioned office building opens, San Antonio

    historyorb.com
    January 1, 1928
  • News  January 31, 1949 - The temperature at San Antonio, TX, plunged to a record low of one degree below zero.

    WeatherForYou.com
    January 31, 1949
  • 1949 - December 11 - WOAI TV channel 4 in San Antonio, TX (NBC) 1st broadcast

    historyorb.com
  • News  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... Read MORE...

  • 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... Read MORE...

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