June 26 in San Antonio history…

1942
The War Department separated part of Kelly Field for an aviation cadet training center, later renaming it for Brig. Gen. Frank D. Lackland.

1991
Southwestern Bell officials announced that South Texas would soon have two area codes.  San Antonio and the Rio Grande Valley would remain 512 and Austin, Corpus Christi and Kingsville would receive a new but as yet undetermined designation.  The change is slated to take place in late 1992 or early 1993.
[Despite what the article stated, San Antonio’s area code changed to 210 on Nov. 1, 1992]

1999
The Spurs win their first NBA Championship in five games over the New York Knicks. (right)

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