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March 13 in San Antonio history...

1878
The first telephone line in San Antonio is installed, from the City Water Works to the pump house at the headwaters of the San Antonio River.

1957
“It’s a Wonderful Life” first airs on San Antonio television at 10:20 p.m. on KONO-TV Channel 12.

1989
The space shuttle Discovery flight STS-29, the third flight since the Challenger disaster, lifts off from Cape Canaveral with San Antonio native Col. John E. Blaha as the pilot.  Blaha will also pilot STS-33 later that same year.

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