May 10 in San Antonio history…

1915 – World War I
Despite mounting pressure to declare war on Germany due to American lives lost when the RMS Lusitania was sunk, President Wilson gives a speech in Philadelphia in which he says, “There is such a thing as a man being too proud to fight. There is such a thing as a nation being so right that it does not need to convince others by force that it is right.”

1723
The King of Spain issues a royal cedula ordering that 400 families be transported from the Canary Islands for the purpose of establishing a civilian settlement in the vicinity of the Presidio de Bejar.

1911
Lt. George E. Kelly is killed in air crash at Ft. Sam Houston (flying Army Aeroplane #2).  Kelly Air Force Base would be named for him.

1957
Groundbreaking ceremonies for the $8 million School of Aviation Medicine were held at Brooks AFB.

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