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May 10 in San Antonio history...

1723
The King of Spain issues a royal cedula ordering that 400 families be transported from the Canary Islands for the purpose of establishing a civilian settlement in the vicinity of the Presidio de Bejar.

1911
Lt. George E. Kelly (left, flying Army Aeroplane #2) is killed when his airplane crashes at Ft. Sam Houston. Kelly Field and later Kelly Air Force Base will be named for him.

1946
A 16-year-old girl dies of poliomyelitis in the Robert B. Green Hospital.  This is the second polio fatality this week for the city and the fifth for the year.

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