September 6 in San Antonio history…

1894
San Antonio Female College opens its doors.  In 1916 the college was recognized by the University of Texas as a junior college. The name was changed to Westmoorland College in 1918 and to the University of San Antonio in 1937. In 1942 the institution passed out of Methodist control, and the University of San Antonio was merged with Trinity University.

1918 – World War I
The San Antonio Light reports that General Pershing has awarded the Distinguished Service Cross to Lt. Edgar Tobin, San Antonio’s flying ace.

1983
The United States Football League holds their expansion draft for the San Antonio Gunslingers along with Jacksonville Bulls, Pittsburgh Maulers, Houston Gamblers, Oklahoma Outlaws and Memphis Showboats.

 

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