August 20 in San Antonio history…
The Battle of Medina: “La Noche Triste” in San Antonio. Scenes of desolation. Mexican General Arredondo enters the city in triumph. 700 citizens are imprisoned in Alamo courtyards; 300 in one large poorly ventilated granary room on Main Plaza. 14 die in one night. Women are imprisoned in La Quinta. Daily executions are held in Military Plaza.
1918 – World War I
Married women will hereafter be permitted to secure positions to public schools of the city as the result of the action taken today at a meeting of the San Antonio School Board. The action was taken as a “war time necessity” with the provision that each applicant be passed upon individually.
River Avenue between Grand and Houston streets is changed to Broadway Avenue.