August 25 in San Antonio history…

1852
St. Mary’s Institute (now University) is founded near San Fernando with 12 male students.

1918 – World War I
The San Antonio Express newspaper has set aside $100,000 to be used in combating the crime of lynching in this country. The money is to be used in rewards for the apprehension, conviction and punishment of persons who are guilty of mob violence.  This fund of $100,000, and the offer of reward, will be maintained and in effect for a period of five years from August 3, 1918.

1939
A Communist rally at Municipal Auditorium turns into a riot when a crowd of 5,000 stone-throwing citizens converges on the building.

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