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July 2 in San Antonio history…

1731
The site for the Church of San Fernando is selected when Juan Antonio Pérez de Almazán, captain of the Presidio of San Antonio, lays out a central square for the villa of San Fernando de Béxar, as San Antonio was first called. The church is to be located on the west side of the square. After Almazan selected the site of the doorway of the church, the Main Plaza was laid out from the doorway.

1905
The citizens of San Antonio and visitors to the city will no doubt be pleased to learn that the Zoological Gardens at San Pedro Springs Park will not be closed, but will hold a grand reopening today under new management.  Mr. Jacob Amreihm is thoroughly posted in catering to the wants of the amusement loving public, having for years been chief animal trainer for the Barnum & Bailey circus.

1938
Police launch an investigation after an attempted assassination attempt last night on Albert W. West, candidate for Bexar County Sheriff. West told officers he was driving home from a political rally in the 600 block of Ruiz street and when he reached San Pedro and  West Magnolia avenues, a black sedan sped up beside him without lights. Two bullets were fired into his Packard in rapid succession, one glancing off the windshield and the other passing through the door, dropping at his feet.

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