June 13 in San Antonio history…

1917
Because it has lost its commercial appeal, owners of the Spanish Governor’s Palace have revealed plans to tear the building down.

1928
In no uncertain terms, Mayor C.W. Chambers today demanded the Order of the Alamo must either stage its 1929 coronation in Municipal Auditorium or San Antonio’s streets will be barred to Fiesta de San Jacinto parades.

1968
An official Texas Historical Marker commemorating the founding of San Antonio is unveiled today downtown, near HemisFair.  The marker citing the city’s 250th birthday, is located next to the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce headquarters facing Alamo Street at Commerce Street.  San Antonio was officially founded in May 1718.  The area, however, was first named on St. Anthony de Padua Day, June 13, 1691, by Spaniards.

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