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The Alamo is located in San Antonio. It is where Texas defenders fell to Mexican General Santa Anna and the phrase Remember the Alamo originated. The Alamo is considered the cradle of Texas liberty and the state's most popular historic site. 50states.com

San Antonio Christmas: In San Antonio, luminaries are placed all along the River Walk, a paved walkway alongside the San Antonio River, and an old custom called "Las Posadas" is acted out.
"Las Posadas represents the journey that Mary and Joseph took from Nazareth to Jerusalem on a winter night 2000 years ago. Two young people are chosen to play the roles of Mary and Joseph. They follow the luminaries up to a house and knock on the door. Joseph asks the owner if they can stay there for the night. The owner refuses to let them in, because the house is full. They knock at several more houses until finally someone lets them come in to stay the night. The house where the couple is invited was chosen before the celebration, and has a doll in a manger, representing Jesus. When the couple arrives at the house, they and the people who have followed sing Christmas carols and eat the food provided by the "innkeeper." worldholidaytraditions.com



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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
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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.

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  • 1854 - San Antonio de Bexar
    San Antonio de Bexar, a thriving post- town, capital of Bexar co., Texas, on San Antonio river, 110 miles S. W. from Austin City. This wealthy town...Read MORE...


  • 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...


  • 1895 - San Antonio
    San Antonio, a city, the capital of Bexar co., Tex., is on San Antonio River, 80 miles S.W. of Austin. It is near lat. 29° 30' N., Lon. 98° 25' W. It ...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...


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

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    January 1, 1928

  • San Antonio, Texas, USA
    Beautiful San Antonio River, San Antonio, Texas
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  • 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...


  • San Antonio, Texas, USA
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  • 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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  • 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
  • 1854 - San Antonio de Bexar
    San Antonio de Bexar, a thriving post- town, capital of Bexar co., Texas, on San Antonio river, 110 miles S. W. from Austin City. This wealthy town... Read MORE...

  • 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...

  • 1895 - San Antonio
    San Antonio, a city, the capital of Bexar co., Tex., is on San Antonio River, 80 miles S.W. of Austin. It is near lat. 29° 30' N., Lon. 98° 25' W. It ... 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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