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June 13 in San Antonio history...

Domingo Teran de los Rios, first Governor of the new Province of Texas, accompanies Father Damian Massanet on his return trip to East Texas. Camping at a rancherria of Payaya Indians on a stream called Yanaguana, they celebrate mass and rename the stream "San Antonio" because it was the feast day of San Antonio de Padua.

After weeks of delay due to polio bans, schools announced graduation dates this morning. Graduation ceremonies with be held in Municipal Auditorium for Lanier, June 17; Brackenridge, June 24; Tech, June 27; and Burbank, June 30.  The senior class of Thomas Jefferson High School will meet Monday to decide whether their graduation will be held June 19 in the school auditorium or June 28 in the Municipal Auditorium.

An official Texas Historical Marker commemorating the founding of San Antonio is unveiled today downtown near HemisFair.  The marker, citing the city’s 250th birthday, is located next to the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce headquarters facing Alamo Street at Commerce Street. San Antonio was officially founded in May 1718. The area, however, was first named on St. Anthony de Padua Day, June 13, 1691, by Spaniards.

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