December 12 in San Antonio history…

World War I – 1915
A break in relations between the United States and Austria appears imminent.  Also, relations with Germany remain strained over the recall of their ambassadors following the Lusitania incident.

1954
More than 5000 delegates, including 11 archbishops and bishops, convened in San Antonio today for the second Inter-American congress and eighth regional congress of the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine. Congress headquarters is at the Gunter hotel and meetings are being held at the Gunter, St. Mary’s school. St. Mary’s university law school, Central Catholic High school and Providence High school.

1965
San Antonio police urged officials of Harlandale and McCollum High Schools today to admonish parents to help fight the wave of vandalism that has swept both schools. Detective Henry Zunker said student rivalry between the two schools has “gotten completely out of hand and must be stopped.”

1976
Most San Antonio Catholics celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on the 445th anniversary of the appearance of the Blessed Virgin to the Indian peasant Juan Diego.

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