August 15 in San Antonio history…

World War I – 1915
Gallipoli – Suvla bridgehead: The Turks repel the British from Tekke Tepe foothills in the far North. De Lisle replaces Stopford as the commadner of IX Corps, Mahon, commander of the 10th Division resigns.

An ordinance was adopted by the city council wherein the city disclaimed any right, title or interest in the Alamo property.  The mayor was authorized to execute a quitclaim deed to Miss Clara Driscoll.

San Antonio’s newspapers announce that Japan has accepted the terms of unconditional surrender, ending the Second World War.  Peace comes to the world once more – but, alas, not permanently.

Playland Park introduces the new “Rocket” rollercoaster.


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