September 14 in San Antonio history…

World War I – 1915
The advance of German forces in Russia, once five miles per day, has slowed to less than one mile per day, according to Earl Kitchener, British Secretary of War.

1851
The Catholic Ursuline Order of nuns opens the first school for girls in San Antonio.

1866
The cornerstone for the Ursuline Convent Dormitory was laid and blessed.

1976
A “hammer-like” gust of wind topples a wall of the partially-demolished Household Furniture Building at St. Mary’s and Commerce Streets, injuring six people, scattering debris over Commerce Street and shattering the doors of the Alamo Bank Building nearby.

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