May 13 in San Antonio history…

1915 – World War I
Although Kaiser Wilhelm II is the grandson of Queen Victoria, his name is removed from the list of the British Order of the Garter. Franz Joseph, Emperor of Austria, is also removed.  President Wilson submits a note of protest to the Imperial German government over the American casualties resulting from the sinking of the Lusitania.  It is signed by Secretary of State Bryan.

1940
Complete to the last blade of grass,  San Antonio’s newly constructed open-air theater on the San Antonio River behind the public library, has been pronounced ready for service today by officials of the river beautification project.

1952
More than 500 Trinity University stalwarts packed up everything but their Bunsen burners today and headed from the old campus at 3115 W. Ashby Place, where the university had been located since 1912, eastward to the new campus on Stadium Drive.

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