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March 9 in San Antonio history...

1731
The first Canary Islanders arrive in San Antonio.  Sixteen families traveled overland from Veracruz, Mexico. Their legacy lives on today in Main Plaza downtown, also called Plaza de las Islas.

1928
In the early morning hours, the bell tower of San Jose Mission collapses.  Archbishop Drossaerts has given architect Atlee Ayers charge of the reconstruction.

2002
John Jay’s Chris Ross hits a half-court shot as time expires to win the 5A state championship, 54-53, over heavily favored Dallas Kimball high school.  The three points are his only points of the game and the play is nominated for an ESPY award.

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