June 13 in San Antonio history

1691
Domingo Teran de los Rios, first Governor of the new Province of Texas, accompanies Father Damian Massanet on his return trip to East Texas. While camping at a rancherria of Payaya Indians on a stream called Yanaguana, they celebrate mass and rename the stream San Antonio because it was the feast day of San Antonio de Padua.

1917 – World War I
Major General Pershing arrived in Paris late today. He landed in France this morning at Bologne.

1988
Larry Brown resigns as head basketball coach at the University of Kansas to pursue what he calls “a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity which [sic] I couldn’t turn down.”  He becomes the tenth head coach of the NBA San Antonio Spurs.

 

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