February 21 in San Antonio history…

1860
Colonel Robert E. Lee, Lieutenant Colonel of 2nd Cavalry Regiment arrives at San Antonio to take charge of the Department of Texas.

World War I – 1916
The Battle of Verdun, one of the largest battles of World War I, begins today.  The battle is fought between German and French forces on the hills north of Verdun-sur-Meuse in north-eastern France.  The battle will rage until December 1916 and will claim the lives of over 300,000 men.

1980
UTSA announces the creation of their intercollegiate athletic program.

 

 

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