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May 1 in San Antonio history...

1718
Mission San Antonio de Valero is established on the west bank of the San Antonio River after the removal of the Mission San Jose del Alamo is ordered by the Marquis Valero, viceroy of New Spain, from the Rio Grande to San Antonio.

1946
KCOR, owned by Raoul Cortez, becomes the first full-time Spanish language radio station in the United States.

1983
Isolated by a virtual army of police officers, 50 members of the Ku Klux Klan were forced into a private march in downtown San Antonio. Using more than a third of the police force, including two officers per marcher and 300 more blocking off the march area, Police Chief Robert Heuck estimated it cost the city $40,000 to provide security for the Klan.  Though successful in keeping the peace, the police were labeled “Gestapo” by the KKK members and booed by the counter-protesters.

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