May 25 in San Antonio history…

World War I – 1915
The London Telegraph reports that the Lord Mayor has opened a fund at the Mansion House for the relief of widows and orphans and dependent relatives of passengers who lost their lives on the steamship Lusitania.

1838
City limits fixed at “one league in every direction from the city [San Fernando] church.”

1902
Work began on the Carnegie Library today.  Work on the roof should be hardest part of a very hard job.

1915simms-header
Virginia “Ginny” Simms (right), actress and singer with the Kay Kyser Orchestra, is born in San Antonio.

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