February 16 in San Antonio history…

1861
U.S. Government property is surrendered by General Twiggs at San Antonio to the Secession Convention Commissioners. If this had not been a peaceful transfer, it would be known as the event that started the Civil War – right here in San Antonio.

1886
The Sunset Hose Company wants one of those new telephones. The members say they will not turn out for any more fires if they don’t get one.

1927
A. J. Drossaerts became the first archbishop of San Antonio at noon today.  In San Fernando Cathedral, crowded to the doors by the thousands, the wool band with four crosses was placed on his shoulders by Archbishop John W. Shaw of New Orleans.

 

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