February 24 in San Antonio history…

World War I – 1915
An American steamer, The Carib – with a valuable cargo of cotton, along with two British steamers have been sent to the bottom of the sea by German submarines.

1836
The Texans in the Alamo are summoned by Santa Anna to surrender. His demands are answered by a cannon shot.

1985
San Antonians are given their first look at the newly refurbished Municipal Auditorium after completion of a two-year renovation project.  The building was gutted in 1979 by a fire started by a workman’s cigarette.

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