June 5 in San Antonio history

World War I – June 5, 1916kitchener_poster_small
British field marshal Lord Horatio Herbert Kitchener,  famous for his iron rule as a British imperialist and colonial administrator in Africa, India, the Sudan and Egypt, is killed when a German mine explodes the warship he was on while he was headed to negotiations with Czarist Russian military leaders.  Posters featuring Kitchener inspired James Montgomery Flagg’s famous poster of Uncle Sam.

1926
Insterstate Amusement Company has purchased property on Houston between St. Mary’s and Navarro and intends to build the largest theater in the South. (This will be the Majestic Theater.)

1969
The University of Texas at San Antonio is established on this date.

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