Sunday, June 13, 2021

Events & News

Categories

April 25 in San Antonio history...

1831
On April 25, 1831, Bowie and Ursula Veramendi, daughter of provincial Governor Don Juan Martin Veramendi, were married. Upon appearing before the mayor of San Antonio, he pledged to pay Ursula a dowry of $15,000. Bowie claimed his age as 32 (he was actually 35), and the value of his properties at $222,800. That was greatly exaggerated relying on over valuation of property in Arkansas and Louisiana, and included some money still owed him.
In fact, Bowie had to borrow over $2,500 from his in-laws for a honeymoon trip to New Orleans and Natchez, Louisiana. After the honeymoon, Jim and Ursula Bowie settled in San Antonio.

1876
Contruction begins on the Quadrangle at Fort Sam Houston.

1898
Four days after the Battle of Flowers parade, the United States declares war against Spain.

Print
Categories: Texana
Rate this article:
No rating