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December 18 in San Antonio history...

1917
First Lieutenant Irving McCracken, a native San Antonian and 1903 graduate of West Texas Military Academy (now TMI), is killed at Camp Kearny when a hand grenade explodes during training.  63 more words

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December 17 in San Antonio history...

1929
Workmen begin conversion of the Princess Theater on Houston Street into Blum’s Department Store.  It was purchased in 1931 by Frost Brothers.  The building still stands at 217 E. 86 more words

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December 16 in San Antonio history...

1937
The new electric blanket, which maintains a comfortable temperature in the bed at the approximate cost of four cents a night for electricity, is being introduced here by Joske’s. 44 more words

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December 15 in San Antonio history...

1950
The new ultra-modern science hall of Incarnate Word College was ready for use. Dedication ceremonies were held, attended by Francis Cardinal Spellman, archbishop of New York and military vicar of the U.S. 61 more words

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December 14 in San Antonio history...

1891
The name of Acequia Street is officially changed to Main Avenue.

1965
Jefferson High School and University of Texas alumnus Tommy Nobis (right) becomes the first player drafted by the newest NFL franchise – the Atlanta Falcons. 21 more words

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December 13 in San Antonio history...

1866
August Siemering and his new partner, W.B. Moore, first publish the Express as a daily afternoon newspaper. A subscription costs $16 a year. They continue to publish the weekly Express as a “family newspaper” for $5 a year. 68 more words

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December 12 in San Antonio history...

1946
Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie perform in the Library Auditorium on the East Side (now the Carver Center).

1965
San Antonio police urged officials of Harlandale and McCollum High Schools today to admonish parents to help fight the wave of vandalism that has swept both schools. 49 more words

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