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July 11 in San Antonio history…

1917 – World War I
A joint proclamation by Mayor Sam C. Bell and County Judge James R. Davis was issued Wednesday morning calling on all business houses and manufacturing establishments to permit young men in their employ wino have enlisted in the National Guard to have Thursday afternoon off to do recruiting duty. A request also is made that young men not members but wishing to enlist in one of the San Antonio companies, “be granted special hours during the day, in which they may go to the recruiting offices for the purpose of enlisting and offering their services to our country.”

Katherine Stinson Otero dies at the age of 86 at her home in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

After 19 seasons and five championships with the San Antonio Spurs, forward Tim Duncan announces his retirement.


April 12 in San Antonio history…

Mission San Antonio de Valero (today known as “The Alamo”) is secularized by decree.

Two cornerstones are laid for the new First Presbyterian Church at the corner of Avenue D and Fourth Street.  The first stone set was the one that marked the date of the original church at Houston and Flores Street in 1860.  The other stone marks the beginning of the new structure that will cost nearly $90,000 and will be one of the finest edifices in the entire Southwest.

The Spurs tie the 1985-86 Boston Celtics for the best home record in a season, going 40-1 with a 102-98 overtime win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.