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May 10 in San Antonio history…

1723
The King of Spain issues a royal cedula ordering that 400 families be transported from the Canary Islands for the purpose of establishing a civilian settlement in the vicinity of the Presidio de Bejar.

1911
KELLEY-George-E.M.-Second-Lieutenant-U.S.-Army-in-Curtiss-Trainer-1911Lt. George E. Kelly (right) is killed in air crash at Camp Travis (flying Army Aeroplane #2 – a Curtiss Model D Type IV). Kelly Field and later Kelly Air Force Base would be named for him.

1917 – World War I
Conferees on the Army bill agreed today that the age limit for conscription shall be 21 to 30 years inclusive, in place of the 21 to 27 limits in the Senate bill and 21 to 40 in the House bill.  The measure will be reported to the two Houses for confirmation as soon as possible.

May 10 in San Antonio history…

1723
The King of Spain issues a royal cedula ordering that 400 families be transported from the Canary Islands for the purpose of establishing a civilian settlement in the vicinity of the Presidio de Bejar.

1879
City government moves into the French Building(right) on Main Plaza.

1911
Lt. George E. Kelly killed in air crash at Ft. Sam Houston (flying Army Aeroplane #2). Kelly Field and later Kelly Air Force Base would be named for him.

May 10 in San Antonio history…

1915 – World War I
Despite mounting pressure to declare war on Germany due to American lives lost when the RMS Lusitania was sunk, President Wilson gives a speech in Philadelphia in which he says, “There is such a thing as a man being too proud to fight. There is such a thing as a nation being so right that it does not need to convince others by force that it is right.”

1723
The King of Spain issues a royal cedula ordering that 400 families be transported from the Canary Islands for the purpose of establishing a civilian settlement in the vicinity of the Presidio de Bejar.

1911
Lt. George E. Kelly is killed in air crash at Ft. Sam Houston (flying Army Aeroplane #2).  Kelly Air Force Base would be named for him.

1957
Groundbreaking ceremonies for the $8 million School of Aviation Medicine were held at Brooks AFB.

May 10 in San Antonio history…

1723
The King of Spain issues a royal cedula ordering that 400 families be transported from the Canary Islands for the purpose of establishing a civilian settlement in the vicinity of the Presidio de Bejar.

1911
Lt. George E. Kelly is killed in air crash at Ft. Sam Houston (flying Army Aeroplane #2).  Kelly Air Force Base would be named for him.

1983guadalupe
City officials took a sledgehammer and bashed in one of the walls of the Guadalupe Theater today to symbolize the beginning of the renovation as part of the Plaza Guadalupe project.  Renewal of the theater is expected to cost from $650,000 to $1 million and is to be completed by December.

May 10 in San Antonio history…

1723
The King of Spain issues a royal cedula ordering that 400 families be transported from the Canary Islands for the purpose of establishing a civilian settlement in the vicinity of the Presidio de Bejar.

1904
Sugar-coated breakfast bacon was advertised at the Paul Maureaux grocery on W. Commerce at 13 cents a pound.

1911

Lt. George E. Kelly killed in air crash at Ft. Sam Houston (flying Army Aeroplane #2)