Daily Archives: May 5, 2017

May 5 in San Antonio history…

Mission Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de Acuña is established.

1917 – World War I
An official outline of the method by which military registration is to be carried out under the selective conscription bill was made public today with an appeal from the War Department for the voluntary services of state election and other officials in order that there may be no delay in enrolling and classifying millions of men for army duty.  Careful preparation has been made to place the whole task in the hands of civilian officials of the state and to remove every suggestion of military force in putting the measure into effect.

In a ceremony reflecting ecumenism and a confluence of cultures, Patrick F. Flores was consecrated the auxilliary bishop of the San Antonio Archdiocese late Tuesday morning.  Consecration ceremonies were held at the Convention Center Arena, marking the first time a Catholic event of this magnitude has ever been held in the United States outside a church building.