May 20 in San Antonio history…

1917 – World War I
General approval was expressed in congressional circles today over the selection of Major General Pershing to lead the first expeditionary force to France. Congressmen and senators who must provide the funds for the conduct cf the war were highly pleased that an officer of Pershing’s standing and experience had been chosen.

1973
Mike Vavala’s name is chosen from over 5,000 entries for suggesting the name of San Antonio’s new ABA basketball team: The San Antonio Spurs. He wins season tickets and a trip to the ABA playoffs.  The Aztecs was the second-most popular suggestion.

1995
The San Antonio Central Library at 600 Soledad holds its grand opening.

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