February 13 in San Antonio history…

1913
On this day in 1913, Ignacio E. Lozano founded La Prensa, a Spanish-language daily newspaper published in San Antonio to address the needs of Mexicans residing temporarily in the United States who wished to follow events in Mexico, which was engulfed in the Mexican Revolution.

1942
Bing Crosby and Bob Hope came to town, not on the road, but by train today to boost the Red Cross War Relief Fund. Both were getting a little shut-eye before playing in the first 18 holes of the Texas Open.

1961
All attendance records for the weekend  at the San Antonio Livestock Exposition were broken when an estimated 40,000 persons yesterday brought the three-day total to 105,000.

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