June 15 in San Antonio history…

1915 – World War I
The Board of Trade begins its investigation into the sinking of the Lusitania. The claim by German forces that the ship had been armed is ruled untrue at the end of the trial in mid-July. (In December 2008, an investigation into the shipwreck found four million U.S.-made .303 bullets in a cargo hold. The ship was also carrying shrapnel artillery shells without powder charges and artillery fuses.)

The San Antonio Public Library opens in the Carnegie-funded building on Market Street.

David Robinson plays his final game as the Spurs defeat the New Jersey Nets, 88-77, in game six of the NBA Finals for their second NBA title.  Tim Duncan is named Finals MVP for the second time and finishes with a near-quadruple-double:  21 points, 20 rebounds, 10 assists and eight blocked shots.  Robinson and Duncan share Sports Illustrated’s “Sportsman of the Year” honors at the end of the year.

The San Antonio Spurs (right) cap their “Drive for Five” with a 104-87 win over the Miami Heat, avenging last year’s heartbreaking Finals loss and earning their fifth NBA Championship.


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