April 27 in San Antonio history…

1914
The City Council gives authority to the Scientific Society to establish a zoological garden in Brackenridge Park.  This is the beginning of the San Antonio Zoo.

1929
Much in the manner of her famous fiance, Col. Charles A. Lindbergh, Miss Anne Morrow slipped into and out of San Antonio early this morning.

1979
During the Battle of Flowers parade, Ira Attebury sprays the crowd with shotgun and semiautomatic rifle fire from parked motorhome (right). Two die, 55 are wounded. Attebury commits suicide as SWAT teams close in.

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