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August 20 in San Antonio history...

1813
The Battle of Medina:  “La Noche Triste” in San Antonio.  Scenes of desolation.  Mexican General Arredondo enters the city in triumph.  700 citizens are imprisoned in Alamo courtyards;  300 in one large poorly ventilated granary room on Main Plaza.   84 more words

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August 19 in San Antonio history...

1918 – World War I
Calisthenic drills by the infantry arm, which in former years were an exceedingly interesting and popular feature at Fort Sam Houston, have been resumed, and the general public is invited to witness the drills, which will take place at the Upper Post from 7:30 to 8 a.m Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 94 more words

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I cheered, literally, when I read that the president had revoked John Brennan’s top secret clearance. It couldn’t happen to a nicer supporter of American communist Gus Hall, as Roger L. 110 more words

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August 18 in San Antonio history...

1813
The Spanish royalist army under Gen. Joaquín de Arredondo is victorious at the Battle of Medina south of San Antonio. Gen. Arredondo’s forces enter San Antonio two days after the battle and inflict punishment on the civilian population. 59 more words

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August 17 in San Antonio history...

1918 – World War I
The Camp Travis handles 47,000 pieces of mail – the largest daily amount since the establishment of the camp post office on Thursday of last week. 101 more words

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August 16 in San Antonio history...

1918
A man arrested yesterday for the burglary of a little West Commerce grocery store three weeks ago will have to stand trial before a jury in the Thirty-seventh District Court based on a single fingerprint on a broken window pane. 116 more words

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August 15 in San Antonio history...

1905
An ordinance was adopted by the city council wherein the city disclaimed any right, title or interest in the Alamo property.  The mayor was authorized to execute a quitclaim deed to Miss Clara Driscoll. 59 more words

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