June 16 in San Antonio history…

1917 – World War I
The fund for the Protestant Orphans Home to meet the increased expenses occasioned by the high cost of living has now reached $254. This money and other money that it is hoped will be subscribed to meet the monthly deficit will be used for the support of the 180 children in the home.

1919
San Antonio’s “Ace,” Major Edgar Tobin, will command a squadron of six fast DeHavilland airplanes which have been ordered to the border for scout duty in the campaign against Villa and his followers.  The ships, manned by a pilot and an observer, will leave Kelly Field at an early hour this morning.

1927
After being found between the mission and the San Antonio River, the stolen altar bell of San Jose is back on its ancient shelf today.

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