Sunday, December 09, 2018

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May 5 in San Antonio history...

The Maverick Bank building (right), at the corner of Alamo Plaza and Houston Street, is begun.

1918 – World War I
The appropriation of more than $300,000 for purchase of 17,000 acres of land adjoining the Leon Springs reservation and reaching to within seven miles of San Antonio, was approved by the House Military Affairs Committee yesterday according to news dispatches from Washington.

President Reagan comes to San Antonio a brief two hour visit, during which he gives a 10-minute speech at La Villita, saying, “Cinco de Mayo reminds us of the love of liberty found on both sides of the border, and in this love of liberty, you, who are Americans of Mexican descent, link our two peoples.”  Afterwards, Reagan attends a private reception with the City Council and invited guests.

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