September 6 in San Antonio history…

World War I – 1915
American war correspondent James Archibald is searched in Great Britain  and is found to be carrying a letter from Constantin Theodor Dumba, the Austro-Hungarian Ambassador to the United States to the Minister for Foreign Affairs in Vienna. The letter describes a plan to delay the production of American munitions by a strike action. He is charged with performing an “unneutral service” and later released.

1894
San Antonio Female College opens its doors.  In 1916 the college was recognized by the University of Texas as a junior college. The name was changed to Westmoorland College in 1918 and to the University of San Antonio in 1937. In 1942 the institution passed out of Methodist control, and the University of San Antonio was merged with Trinity University.

1944
Ninety-three San Antonio liquor stores signed an agreement to close shop immediately when the Nazis surrender.

1983
The United States Football League holds their expansion draft for the San Antonio Gunslingers along with Jacksonville Bulls, Pittsburgh Maulers, Houston Gamblers, Oklahoma Outlaws and Memphis Showboats.

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