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May 23 in San Antonio history...

1942
San Antonio’s last living Civil War veteran, Charles Sickles, is buried in the National Cemetery.

1947
Immediate action to provide transportation for the sheriff’s office was urged by Sheriff Owen Kilday.  He noted the state legislation provides that the sheriff and his deputies shall have autos and be compensated for oil, gas and operating expenses at a not-more-than-4-cents-a-mile rate.

1999
The Spurs sweep the Lakers, 118-107, in a second-round playoff series en route to their first championship.  This is the first time the Spurs sweep a best-of-seven playoff series.  It is also the final game ever played by the Lakers in the Los Angeles Forum before their move to the Staples Center.

 

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