May 10 in San Antonio history…

1723
The King of Spain issues a royal cedula ordering that 400 families be transported from the Canary Islands for the purpose of establishing a civilian settlement in the vicinity of the Presidio de Bejar.

1879
City government moves into the French Building(right) on Main Plaza.

1911
Lt. George E. Kelly killed in air crash at Ft. Sam Houston (flying Army Aeroplane #2). Kelly Field and later Kelly Air Force Base would be named for him.

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