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April 14 in San Antonio history…

1880
Anthony Dominic Pellicer, the first bishop of the Catholic Diocese of San Antonio, dies.

1917
The San Antonio Light reports that General Pershing threw out the first pitch (to Mayor Clinton Brown) to begin the season yesterday at League Park. However the San Antonio Bronchos lost to the Beaumont Oilers, 7 to 4.

1963
The first Starving Artist art show is organized by Rev. Paul Soupiset to raise funds for the food program run by the Little Church of La Villita.

September 19 in San Antonio history…

1880
The first issue of the San Antonio Daily Times is published.  It takes over from the San Antonio Herald.

1947
San Antonio’s first recognized collegiate football team since the days of St. Mary’s Rattlers makes its opening appearance tonight as Trinity University faces Hardin-Simmons at Alamo Stadium

1983
A new $15 million-plus, high-rise Holiday Inn is now under construction near the junction of Interstates 10 & 410 on the city’s Northwest Side, it was announced today.  The 11-story hotel, due to be completed in January 1985, is being built by Safari Management in partnership with Tom E. Turner Co. and San Antonio attorney Jack Guenther.

 

July 13 in San Antonio history…

1880
The San Antonio Daily Herald newspaper ceases publication.

1955
San Antonio Independent School District votes to integrate beginning in the fall.

1984
Texas’s own Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble play a show in the Majestic Theater.  Duke Jupiter (from Rochester, New York) opens.

September 19 in San Antonio history…

1880
The first issue of the San Antonio Daily Times is printed.

1926
Two wars, the Spanish-American and the World War are to be fought at Camp Stanley and Camp Bullis within the next few days by Hollywood stars and technicians. Spectators may watch if they stay out of battles. (This was the for the filming of the movie “Wings,” which won the Academy Award.)

1957
When Postmaster Dan Quill asked for a change in the name of the road bordering Salado Creek, the city council reached for a descriptive title. The artery, formerly known as Salado Road, was tabbed as Creekview Drive today. Postmaster Quill had pointed out there is a Salado Street within the city and the similarity of names was causing postal troubles.

July 13 in San Antonio history…

1880
The San Antonio Daily Herald newspaper ceases publication.

1969
John Dunning, a math major from the University of Texas, outmaneuvered 25 chess players today to win the City Chess Championship at the Bluebonnet Hotel. Dunning, 20, dueled Blake Stevens, former city and state chess champion for three and one-half hours before the game ended in a draw. Dunning was named city champion, because he had faced tougher competition during the two-day contest. They split the first and second prize money of $30 and $22.

1984
Texas’s own Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble play a show in the Majestic Theater.  Duke Jupiter (from Rochester, New York) opens.

April 14 in San Antonio history…

1880
Anthony Dominic Pellicer, the first bishop of the Catholic Diocese of San Antonio, dies.

1895
Contractors finished plastering the new Bexar County courthouse.

2007
Museo Alameda, the first affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, opens at the corner of Market and Santa Rosa streets.

 

July 13 in San Antonio history…

World War I – July 13, 1914
There are reports there may be a Serbian attack upon the Austro-Hungarian Legation at Belgrade.

1880
The San Antonio Daily Herald newspaper ceases publication.

1955
San Antonio Independent School District votes to integrate beginning in the fall.

1976
The San Antonio Light reported that Prince Abdallah Ibn ‘Abd Al Sa’ud, third in line to the Saudi throne, arrived in San Antonio yesterday at Kelly AFB as part of a partially classified United States tour as guest of the Department of Defense.  U.S. Air Force and Army personnel and Saudi Arabian troops stationed in San Antonio and a handful of civilians accorded Prince Abdallah full military honors, including a 19-gun salute fired by four cannon, and a band played both the U.S. and Saudi Arabian national anthems.  [Abdullah became King of Saudi Arabia on August 3, 2005]

April 14 in San Antonio history…

1880
Anthony Dominic Pellicer, the first bishop of the Catholic Diocese of San Antonio, dies. 

1963
The first Starving Artist art show is organized by Rev. Paul Soupiset to raise funds for the food program run by the Little Church of La Villita.

2007
Museo Alameda, the first affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, opens at the corner of Market and Santa Rosa streets.

September 19 in San Antonio history…

1880
The first issue of the San Antonio Daily Times is printed.

1934
Congressional nominee Maury Maverick said in Washington that San Antonio was “in the running” for a new $1,248,000 hospital to serve the army’s Eighth Corps area.

1947
San Antonio’s first recognized collegiate football team since the days of St. Mary’s Rattlers makes its opening appearance tonight as Trinity University faces Hardin-Simmons at Alamo Stadium

July 13 in San Antonio history…

1880
The San Antonio Daily Herald newspaper ceases publication.

1934
Pvt. Ralph Watson chose Friday the 13th to make his 13th parachute jump at Kelly Field but the Kelly commander, Lt. Col. Henry B. Clagett, nixed his plan to push a parachuted black cat from the plane first.

1955
San Antonio Independent School District votes to integrate beginning in the fall.