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April 18 in San Antonio history...

1926
Under the magic hand of Mayor John W. Tobin, San Antonio’s $1,000,000 Auditorium, dream of half a dozen city fathers, has become a reality.  In the final days of construction, the mayor spent most of his time at the site. 61 more words

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April 17 in San Antonio history...

1920
J.C. Penney opens their first San Antonio store at 305 W. Commerce Street downtown (right).

1968
The restaurant in the Tower of the Americas opens for business. 76 more words

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April 16 in San Antonio history...

1976
Lila Cockrell, the first woman mayor of the nation’s 10th largest city, swept to a second term yesterday, turning back the challenge of wealthy beer distributor John Monfrey by a hefty 19,000 vote margin.  103 more words

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Social Justice Bullies

I was joking around with Mrs. Charm the other day about the self-righteous intolerance of so-called Social Justice Warriors when Mr. B. spoke up to say that the intolerant SJWs are well known to his high school freshmen class. 103 more words

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April 15 in San Antonio history...

1886
Lucien Lacoste is constructing a water velocipede (bicycle) and will soon exhibit the strange machine on the waters of the San Antonio River. – San Antonio Light… 74 more words

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April 14 in San Antonio history...

1880
Anthony Dominic Pellicer, the first bishop of the Catholic Diocese of San Antonio, dies.

1895
Contractors finished plastering the new Bexar County courthouse.

2007… 20 more words

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April 13 in San Antonio history...

1987
Dillard’s reaches an agreement with the Allied Stores Corporation and their new owner, the Campeau Corporation, to purchase the 27 Joske’s stores in Texas and Arizona.   56 more words

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