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April 16 in San Antonio history…
1912 San Antonians awoke this morning to read the tragic news about the sinking of the RMS Titanic on April 15 after striking an iceberg four days into her maiden voyage. Only 705 of the ship’s 2,228 passengers and crew survived, leaving 1,523 dead. 1985 Prospect Hill Apartments for the Elderly, a 55-unit apartment project for low-income […]

April 15 in San Antonio history…
1976 The Northwest Six Theatres open at IH 10 and 410, showing “Play It Again, Sam”, “The Hiding Place”, “Crime & Passion”, “Echoes of a Summer”, “Bugs Bunny Superstar” and “The Duchess & the Dirtwater Fox.”  The multiplex would later expand to ten and fourteen screens. 1985 The 10-story Robert E. Lee Hotel downtown wins a […]

April 14 in San Antonio history…
1880Anthony Dominic Pellicer, the first bishop of the Catholic Diocese of San Antonio, dies.  1963The 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. 2007Museo Alameda, the first affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, opens at the corner 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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