March 13 in San Antonio history…

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The first telephone line in San Antonio is installed, from the City Water Works to the pump house at the headwaters of the San Antonio River.

1884
The Vaudeville Theater, closed by police after the shooting of Ben Thompson and King Fisher two days ago, was reopened. Few people attended, however.

1989
The space shuttle Discovery flight STS-29, the third flight since the Challenger disaster, lifts off from Cape Canaveral with San Antonio native Col. John E. Blaha (right) as the pilot.  Blaha would also pilot STS-33 later that same year.

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