April 2 in San Antonio history…

1915 – WWI
England served notice today of their new cable censorship policy which states that they intend to “stop all messages sent over cables under British control relating to trade in contraband or non-contraband to which a resident in an enemy country is one of the parties.”

1840
San Antonio City Council records show a man named Valdez asked to buy stones from the walls of the Alamo and the council approved his request, saying, “The corporation resolved to sell him all the stones he may want at 50 cents a cartload.”

1970
Cesar Chavez, the leader of the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee, will participate in the May 5 episcopal consecration of Patrick Fernandez Flores, newly named bishop of the Archdiocese of San Antonio, it was announced today.

1977
Computers are used for the first time to tabulate the results of the city election.

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