Monday, March 25, 2019

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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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San Antonio’s First Pop Con Welcomes Artists, Authors, Fan Groups, Anime, Gaming and More to Central Library This Saturday, March 3rd

Hop into your Tardis, Batmobile or invisible plane and head over to the San Antonio Pop Con at the Central Library March 3 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.! Enjoy a whole day of artists, authors, fan groups, anime, gaming, a cosplay contest, an art contest, and more. San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg will kick off the festivities.

Local Author and Illustrator Celebrate Their Award-Winning Children’s Book with Tai Chi Story Time at Central Library

San Antonio natives Xelena González and Adriana Garcia will celebrate their award-winning children’s book All Around Us at a special family fun program in the new Latino Collection and Resource Center at Central Library. González is a former San Antonio Public Library employee.

Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Councilman Roberto C. Treviño Continue Our Family Reads: The Mayor’s Book Club at Landa Branch Library

Airplanes, like books, have the power to take you places near and far. This month, share in Councilman Treviño's love of flying with books for all ages about airplanes.

San Antonio Public Library and Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio Conclude 6th Annual Holocaust: Learn & Remember Commemoration with Keynote Address by Dr. Edward B. Westermann

Dr. Edward Westermann will examine artistic depictions by survivors of the Holocaust and discuss the insights that the works of art offer as a method for understanding genocide.

Mayor Ron Nirenberg and San Antonio Public Library Kick Off Our Family Reads: The Mayor’s Book Club at Central Library

Kick off and theme announcement of Our Family Reads: The Mayor’s Book Club

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