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May 16 in San Antonio history...

1883
The State of Texas buys the Alamo for $20,000.

1918 – World War I
Congress enacts the Sedition Act, a set of amendments to the 1917 Espionage Act, making it a crime to use “disloyal, profane, scurrilous, or abusive language” about the United States government, its flag, or its armed forces or that caused others to view the American government or its institutions with contempt. Those convicted under the act generally received sentences of imprisonment for five to 20 years.

1968
400 students at Edgewood High School in San Antonio hold a walkout and demonstration, and march to the district administration office. Ninety percent of the students in the Edgewood district are of Mexican origin. Among the students’ grievances are insufficient supplies and the lack of qualified teachers. 

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