May 22 in San Antonio history…

World War I – 1915
A dispatch from the Stefani News Agency of Rome says King Victor Emmanuel signed today an act conferring extraordinary powers on the government “for the duration of the war.” Forces are being marshalled along with border with Austria.  It seems that war is imminent between Italy and Austria.

1846
The first U.S. Post Office is established in San Antonio, with James Truehart as postmaster.

1979
St. Paul Square, a turn-of-the-century East Side business district, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.  Pat Osborne, city historic preservation officer, says that the listing – as the Southern Pacific Depot Historic District – will provide a great boost to redevelopment of St. Paul Square along East Commerce Street.

1992
Fiesta Texas amusement park opens in northwest San Antonio.

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