June 16 in San Antonio history…

World War I – 1915
The French 10th Army launches its second attempt to seize Vimy Ridge from the Germans in the Artois. This time the troops encounter an intensive artillery bombardment from the improved defenses of the German 6th Army. The French achieve their initial objective, but then succumb to a German counter-attack, just as they did in the first attempt at Vimy. The French call off the Vimy offensive with 100,000 casualties. The Germans suffer 60,000.

1919
The city creed, written by L. N. Lyon, 717 E. Euclid, was selected by a committee of three judges to win the $50 prize offered by the San Antonio Light for the best expression of faith in San Antonio written in 100 words.

1936
The name of municipal airport is changed from Winburn Field back to Stinson Field.

 

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