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August 30 in San Antonio history...

World War I – 1914
President Wilson got a thorough rest today at the summer White House in Windsor, Vermont. A long automobile ride in the morning and a nap in the afternoon completed the day’s program.   86 more words

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The latest from our robed rulers

A federal district judge has thrown out a key provision of the state’s new law regulating abortion clinics. It seems that health & safety isn’t important where killing the unborn is concerned. 132 more words

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August 29 in San Antonio history...

World War I – 1914
The Battle of Tannenberg ends in the rout of Samsonov’s Second Army and his subsequent suicide.

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Houston Street will be paved with asphalt, it was announced today after a citizen’s committee let it be known they favor this material over the more expensive vitrified brick pavement. 26 more words

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August 28 in San Antonio history...

World War I – 1914
The German cruisers “Mainz”, “Koln”, and “Ariadne” are sunk in the Battle of Heligoland Bight.  German forces capture the fort at Manonviller in Lorraine, France. 57 more words

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August 27 in San Antonio history...

World War I – 1914
“Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse” sunk by H.M.S. Highflyer.    Lille and Mezieres are occupied by German forces. The British fall back from St. 74 more words

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August 26 in San Antonio history...

World War I – 1914
The Battle of Tannenberg begins with the Russian Second Army against the German Eighth Army.  The battle resulted in the almost complete destruction of the Russian army, and the suicide of its commanding general, … 61 more words

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August 25 in San Antonio history...

1914 – World War I
French and British troops suffer heavy losses against German forces in Belgium and are forced to halt their offensive and fall back. 34 more words

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