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March 31 in San Antonio history…
1915 – World War I German forces bombard Liepāja in Latvia. 1922 The New York Yankees defeat the Brooklyn Dodgers, 12-8, in an exhibition game at League Park.  Babe Ruth hits a home run and even Wally Pipp gets a base hit. 1930 The New York Yankees, with sluggers Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, play the […]

March 30 in San Antonio history…
1915 – World War I British Prime Minister David Lloyd George denounces drinking as an enemy of the war effort.  As a result, King George V declares that the royal household will abstain from consuming alcoholic beverages for the duration of the war. 1962 Mahalia Jackson performs at Municipal Auditorium. 1971 When Mayor Walter W.  McAllister […]

March 29 in San Antonio history…
1925 Architect’s drawings for the new $1,500,000 Texas Theater were published (right). 1962 McCreless Shopping City holds its grand opening celebration.  The new mall contains the city’s second Montgomery Ward department store. 1963 Billy J. “Red” McCombs, president of Hemphill Ford Centers in San Antonio, has been named a partner in the firm.  From now […]


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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