June 13 in San Antonio history…

1691
Domingo Teran de los Rios, first Governor of the new Province of Texas, accompanies Father Damian Massanet on his return trip to East Texas.Camping at a rancherria of Payaya Indians on a stream called Yanaguana, they celebrate mass and rename the stream San Antonio because it was the feast day of San Antonio de Padua.

1917
Because it has lost its commercial appeal, owners of the Spanish Governor’s Palace have revealed plans to tear the building down.

1919
Only three people applied for marriage licenses today in the Bexar County Courthouse.  Why only three?  It’s Friday the 13th.

1988
Larry Brown resigns as head basketball coach at the University of Kansas to pursue what he calls “a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity which [sic] I couldn’t turn down.”  He becomes the tenth head coach of the NBA San Antonio Spurs.

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