June 15 in San Antonio history…

19031903 Carnegie Library
The San Antonio Public Library opens in the Carnegie-funded building on Market Street (right).

1917 – World War I
San Antonio and Bexar County over-subscribed their allotment of Liberty Bonds by approximately $250,000. When the campaign for the sale of bonds was closed at l l o’clock the record showed $2,762,600 worth of bonds had been sold, which is $192,600 over the allotment of $2,570,000 for San Antonio and Bexar County.

David Robinson plays his final game as the Spurs defeat the New Jersey Nets, 88-77, in game six of the NBA Finals for their second NBA title.  Tim Duncan is named Finals MVP for the second time and finishes with a near-quadruple-double:  21 points, 20 rebounds, 10 assists and eight blocked shots.  Robinson and Duncan share Sports Illustrated’s “Sportsman of the Year” honors at the end of the year.


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