June 29 in San Antonio history…

1904
Constable Charles Stevens and City Marshal Irvin praised the county’s new-fangled automobile for enabling them to reach the scene of a crime seven miles from the courthouse in just 40 minutes.

1944
San Antonio Republicans sate by their radios as the party’s national convention began in Chicago.  Nominated as presidential candidate by a vote of 1056 to 1 was Thomas E. Dewey, with one delegate holding out for Gen. Douglas MacArthur.

1973
Tom Nissalke, former coach of the ABA Dallas Chapparals and the NBA Seattle Supersonics, is named the first head coach of the San Antonio Spurs.

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