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May 5 in San Antonio history...

1731
Mission Concepcion is established.

1884
Construction of the Maverick Bank building, at the corner of Alamo Plaza and Houston Street, is begun.

1896
The Mayor’s Office requests bids to light the city streets with arc electric lighting (right).

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May 4 in San Antonio history...

1901
President McKinley comes to San Antonio to deliver a speech in front of the Alamo – the first President to do so.

1960
Due to segregation protests for the sixth consecutive business day, Joske’s closes all three of their cafeterias to the public.   134 more words

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May 3 in San Antonio history...

1956
Henry B. Gonzalez announced he was resigning from the city council to run for state senator from San Antonio.

1958
Dr. Wendell Stanley, Nobel prize-winning director of the virus laboratory of the University of California at Berkeley, and Dr. 58 more words

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May 2 in San Antonio history...

1874
The San Antonio Street Railway Company is chartered and inaugurated.

1887
The chapel at the Concepcion Mission, as repaired, is rededicated to our Lady of Lourdes by Bishop Neraz. 32 more words

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May 1 in San Antonio history...

1718
Mission San Antonio de Valero is established on the west bank of the San Antonio River after the removal of the Mission San Jose del Alamo is ordered by the Marquis Valero, viceroy of New Spain, from the Rio Grande to San Antonio. 61 more words

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April 30 in San Antonio history...

1884
The City Brewery (Pearl) holds its grand opening.

1966
The contract to build a 650-foot tower at the HemisFair site was awarded today to D.J. 28 more words

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April 29 in San Antonio history...

1927
Temple Beth-El is dedicated.

1974
WOAI Radio has been sold by Avco Broadcasting to Clear Channel Communications, Inc. for $1.5 million.  Principal owners in the Clear Channel firm are businessmen B.J. 36 more words

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