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May 27 in San Antonio history...

1907
Albert Friedrich’s collection of animal horns is said to be the best in existence in point of freakishness. He has the only deer head with horns bearing 78 points.

1918
An attempt wil be made at Kelly Field during Decoration Day proceedings to catch a baseball thrown from an airplane and thus set a height record for catching dropped balls.  The record is now 555 feet.

1988
B.J. “Red” McCombs buys the San Antonio Spurs from Angelo Drossos for $47 million.  “I’m ecstatic,” says Mayor Henry Cisneros.  “The Spurs are in the hands of a San Antonian and that’s the most important thing.”

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