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August 27 in San Antonio history…
World War I – 1914 “Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse” sunk by H.M.S. Highflyer.    Lille and Mezieres are occupied by German forces. The British fall back from St. Quentin. 1935 A flood of mail arrived at the mayor’s office protesting the removal of two murals, alleged to depict Communist symbols, from the walls of Municipal Auditorium. […]

August 26 in San Antonio history…
World War I – 1914 The Battle of Tannenberg begins with the Russian Second Army against the German Eighth Army.  The battle resulted in the almost complete destruction of the Russian army, and the suicide of its commanding general, Alexander Samsonov. 1936 The first parking meters arrive and are installed. 1937 Another bit of San […]

August 25 in San Antonio history…
1914 – World War I French and British troops suffer heavy losses against German forces in Belgium and are forced to halt their offensive and fall back. 1852 St. Mary’s Institute (now University) is founded near San Fernando with 12 male students. 1939 A Communist rally at Municipal Auditorium turns into a riot when a crowd of […]


African American Funeral Programs of San Antonio
Visit The Portal to Texas History to view San Antonio Public Library's collection of African American funeral programs. The collection consists of over 1,000 programs that date from 1935 to present day and depicts the African American community in Bexar County.

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