September 27 in San Antonio history…

1835
Lt.  Francisco de Castañeda and 100 Mexican dragoons leave San Antonio to retrieve a cannon from Gonzales.  The cannon had been given to the settlers in 1831 for protection from the Indians.  The citizens refuse to give up the cannon and Castaneda, outmanned and outgunned, withdraws to San Antonio.

1865
The first issue of the San Antonio Express newspaper is published.

1868
The cornerstone of the newly renovated San Fernando Cathedral is laid.

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