April 4 in San Antonio history…

1915 – World War I
Five of six U.S. Army officers who had been in Germany observing military operations were expelled.  The government in Berlin states that their presence is no longer “desirable.”

1947
The Foundation of Applied Research and Institute of Industrial Research, which had their start nearly six years ago through a grant of land from San Antonio oilman Thomas Slick, Jr., opened today as he deeded property and equipment worth over $200,000 to the organization.

1980
The new bridge crossing Salado Creek on Martin Luther King Drive is dedicated to the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr.  on the anniversary of his death.  Mayor Pro Tem Helen Dutmer, Joe Webb, Earl Campbell (superintendent of the San Antonio School District’s Area II) and the Rev. R. A. Callies participate in the ceremony.

1988
The South Texas Nuclear Plant (officially known as South Texas Project Electric Generating Station), the first nuclear plant in Texas, begins producing power.  The city of San Antonio owns a 40% stake in the plant, located near Bay City.

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