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April 2 in San Antonio history...

1915 – WWI
England served notice today of their new cable censorship policy which states that they intend to “stop all messages sent over cables under British control relating to trade in contraband or non-contraband to which a resident in an enemy country is one of the parties.” 93 more words


April 1 in San Antonio history...

1915 – World War I
Over Dixmude, Belgium on the Western Front, Lt. Roland Garros, the first French pilot to outfit his plant with a machine gun, shoots down his first victim, a German Albatros.   113 more words


Tornado time

Killer tornadoes should start spinning up for their annual bout of destruction tomorrow, after an unusually pokey start of so-called “preliminary tornadoes”:

“This is the slowest start certainly since 2000. 21 more words


March 31 in San Antonio history...

1915 – World War I
German forces bombard Liepāja in Latvia.

The New York Yankees defeat the Brooklyn Dodgers, 12-8, in an exhibition game at League Park.   148 more words


March 30 in San Antonio history...

1915 – World War I
British Prime Minister David Lloyd George denounces drinking as an enemy of the war effort.  As a result, King George V declares that the royal household will abstain from consuming alcoholic beverages for the duration of the war. 97 more words


March 29 in San Antonio history...

Architect’s drawings for the new $1,500,000 Texas Theater were published (right).

McCreless Shopping City holds its grand opening celebration.  The new mall contains the city’s second Montgomery Ward department store. 32 more words


March 28 in San Antonio history...

1915 – World War I
German submarine U-28 sinks the British steamer Falaba in the Irish Sea, resulting in 104 fatalities, including one American.

1927… 55 more words