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August 28 in San Antonio history…

1874
Pope Pius IX creates the San Antonio Catholic diocese as part of the Archdiocese of New Orleans.

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August 29 in San Antonio history…

1929
Studer Camera Company is established by Ben Studer in a small building on the front of a lot at 2118 Main Avenue.

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August 30 in San Antonio history…

1856
The San Antonio Herald, a weekly newspaper, published by J. M. West  & J. P. Newcomb, ceases publication.

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September 3 in San Antonio history…

1926
Municipal Auditorium is dedicated as a memorial to the city’s WWI dead.

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September 4 in San Antonio history

1932
San Antonio switches over to the dial telephone system. Telephone exchanges change from Crockett, Travis, Mission and Woodlawn to Belmont, Cathedral, Fannin, Garfield, Kenwood, Lambert, Parkview and Pershing.

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September 7 in San Antonio history…

1921
Rain began falling in San Antonio and would continue for three days leading to widespread flooding, killing 51 people and causing millions of dollars in damages. The flood was caused by some of the heaviest rainfall ever recorded in Texas. The immense amount of rain quickly overwhelmed the the San Antonio River. Most of the victims were trapped in their cars by the surprise flood and drowned. Five to 10 feet of water submerged the city’s streets, delaying an evacuation. The city was underwater for nearly a week following the flood, which was responsible for at least $5 million in damages. In the aftermath, San Antonio embarked on a 10-year overhaul of its flood system.

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Crow Smarts

Did you know that crows can use tools? That’s right, the crows living on New Caledonia, an island north of New Zealand, use plant stems to coax grubs out of logs. Some of these crows even shape plant leaves into useful tools.
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Community Invited to Celebrate Black History Month through Music at the San Antonio Public Library

The San Antonio Public Library celebrates diversity and makes rich cultural and intellectual resources available to all. During the month of February, the San Antonio Public Library observes Black History Month, a time to celebrate honor and recognize the central role of Black Americans in U.S. History. 

Community Invited to In-Depth Discussion of “Their Eyes Were Watching God” at the San Antonio Public Library

In celebration of Black History Month, Landa Branch Library will host a discussion about “Their Eyes Were Watching God” by Zora Neale. 

Central Library offers extended hours to view “The Book Garden”

 To honor the closing week of “The Book Garden” sculpture exhibit by internationally renowned artist Long-Bin Chen at the Central Library, the San Antonio Public Library will offer extended hours through Saturday, February 20. 

Meet the Authors: Emarie Randle and Robert Jacobus at the Carver Branch Library

The San Antonio Public Library honors diversity and provides opportunities for individuals and families to meet, exchange ideas, and participate in the lives of their community.

Every Vote Counts at the San Antonio Public Library

Beginning today, San Antonio Public Library (SAPL) will celebrate “Every Vote Counts,” a special come & go crafts program that celebrates Black History Month.
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