April 23 in San Antonio history…

1840
The first market house, known as the principal Cuartel, is established by the city.

1915
A gigantic advertising campaign launched the new Camel cigarette brand in San Antonio.

1944
A city-wide program celebrating the 100th anniversary of the first Protestant church service in San Antonio is held in Municipal Auditorium at 8 p.m.  The Rev. Patrick Miller of First Presbyterian church leads the program.  Dr. Edmund Heinsohn, pastor of University Methodist church in Austin, is the principal speaker.  San Antonio’s first Protestant service was held jointly by John McCullough, a Presbyterian minister, and John Wesley DeVilbiss, a Methodist preacher.  The exact day of the service is not known, but it was sometime in April 1844.

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