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March 11 in San Antonio history...

1811
The Viceroy declares that the Villa San Fernando, the Presidio San Antonio, and the grounds of the old Mission de Valero are all to be incorporated together under the name San Antonio de Bexar.

1884j_king_fisher-b_thompson-b-
In the most famous shootout in San Antonio history, King Fisher (left) and Ben Thompson (right) are killed at the Vaudeville Theatre located at the northwest corner of Commerce and Soledad streets. The location will be referred to as “The Fatal Corner” for years thereafter.

1939
The groundbreaking for the Alamo Cenotaph, designed by sculptor Pompeo Coppini, is held today.

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