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December 27 in San Antonio history...

1919
G. T. Lewis, rural route mail carrier, filed suit today against a wagon driver who would not pull over for Lewis’s automobile.  He held the center of the road for six or seven miles.  After Lewis was finally able to pass, he got out of his car to confront the wagon driver, who pulled a shotgun, cocked it and ordered Lewis to stand back.  He is charged with obstructing and delaying U.S. Mail and assaulting a carrier in the discharge of his duty.

1927
A candle burning at the altar of the Chapel of Miracles, 113 Ruiz street, set fire to the interior of the little church this morning and caused considerable damage before firemen extinguished the blaze.

1953
New Light Baptist Church features a festival of gospel singing groups, including the Gospel Harmonizers, New Hope Gospel Singers, King’s Harmonizers, Mt. Sinai Trio, Mt. Rose Gospel Singers, Jefferson, Newton, Jefferson, Wade and Wilson singers of New Light Baptist, The Cleary Sisters, Starlight singers, Floresville Chorus, Spiritual Five of Jourdanton, Glorified Voices, Harmonizing Five, Mt. Olive, the New Sisters, Evangelist Singers, Brooks Gospel singers, the San Antonio District Chorus, St. Luke Methodist chorus, Mt. Olive Spiritual Singers, Charlottes (of Austin), Silver Light Singers (of Houston), The Gospel Travelers (of Seguin) and the Soul Stirrers – with their 22-year old lead singer Sam Cooke.

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