Tuesday, November 19, 2019

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August 28 in San Antonio history…

1874
Pope Pius IX creates the San Antonio Catholic diocese as part of the Archdiocese of New Orleans.

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August 29 in San Antonio history…

1929
Studer Camera Company is established by Ben Studer in a small building on the front of a lot at 2118 Main Avenue.

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August 30 in San Antonio history…

1856
The San Antonio Herald, a weekly newspaper, published by J. M. West  & J. P. Newcomb, ceases publication.

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September 3 in San Antonio history…

1926
Municipal Auditorium is dedicated as a memorial to the city’s WWI dead.

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September 4 in San Antonio history

1932
San Antonio switches over to the dial telephone system. Telephone exchanges change from Crockett, Travis, Mission and Woodlawn to Belmont, Cathedral, Fannin, Garfield, Kenwood, Lambert, Parkview and Pershing.

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September 6 in San Antonio history…

1894
San Antonio Female College opens its doors.  In 1916 the college was recognized by the University of Texas as a junior college. The name was changed to Westmoorland College in 1918 and to the University of San Antonio in 1937. In 1942 the institution passed out of Methodist control, and the University of San Antonio was merged with Trinity University.

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September 7 in San Antonio history…

1921
Rain began falling in San Antonio and would continue for three days leading to widespread flooding, killing 51 people and causing millions of dollars in damages. The flood was caused by some of the heaviest rainfall ever recorded in Texas. The immense amount of rain quickly overwhelmed the the San Antonio River. Most of the victims were trapped in their cars by the surprise flood and drowned. Five to 10 feet of water submerged the city’s streets, delaying an evacuation. The city was underwater for nearly a week following the flood, which was responsible for at least $5 million in damages. In the aftermath, San Antonio embarked on a 10-year overhaul of its flood system.

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Crow Smarts

Did you know that crows can use tools? That’s right, the crows living on New Caledonia, an island north of New Zealand, use plant stems to coax grubs out of logs. Some of these crows even shape plant leaves into useful tools.
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News & Announcements

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!

September is the perfect time to register for a library card.

Learn at SAPL Offers Final Community Job Fair of 2016 at Bazan Branch Library

Job Fairs Play an Important Role in the Library’s Effort to Support Economic Growth in the Community

Learn at SAPL and Alamo Workforce Solutions host final job fair in 2016 series 

Encino Branch Library hosts International Opera Singer Liangwen Chen

Award-winning Chinese soprano to perform Chinese Folk Songs- History, Tradition, and Genres

A free performance from Chinese soprano Liangwen Claire Chen- winner of the first prize in the opera category of China’s prestigious “Jin-Kui-Hua” competition (2010)

September 8 in San Antonio history...

1960
Sears on Romana Plaza opens their new three-level “ultra-modern” parking garage. (The downtown Central Library still uses this garage.)

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