April 18 in San Antonio history…

1926
Under the magic hand of Mayor John W. Tobin, San Antonio’s $1,000,000 Auditorium, dream of half a dozen city fathers, has become a reality.  In the final days of construction, the mayor spent most of his time at the site. (The auditorium is now known as the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.)

1927
Archbishop Robert J. Drossaerts rededicated San Jose Mission as a sacred edifice. Restored to its original lines of 160 years ago, the mission will be reblessed to compensate for the time it lay in ruins.

1947
Mission Stadium and Ballpark opened and the first Texas league game was played there.

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