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February 8 in San Antonio history...

1900
Many leading citizens of San Antonio have suggested that the new Carnegie Library be placed in the center of Main Plaza or one of the other centrally located parks, like the City Hall and Market House are.   136 more words

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February 7 in San Antonio history...

1956
A by-product of the jet age rocked the Highland Park area.  What happened was that an F-100 Super Sabre pilot cut in his afterburner and the explosive sound echoed off low-lying clouds, rattled windows, shook houses and jangled nerves. 46 more words

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February 6 in San Antonio history...

1950
An invitation to inspect the new Coliseum was issued to the public by E. W. Bickett, Coliseum manager. Bickett stated that the building will be open every day for public inspection, especially on Saturdays and Sundays, and that visitors would be welcome to inspect the grounds and facilities that will house the San Antonio Livestock Exposition and Autry-Colborn World’s Championship… 173 more words

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February 5 in San Antonio history...

1858
New Braunfels Academy, the first free school in Texas, is chartered in neighboring Comal county. The charter provides that the school be governed by a board of six trustees, the mayor of New Braunfels, and the Comal county judge. 73 more words

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February 4 in San Antonio history...

World War I -1916
Austrian forces occupy Kroja, 25 miles north of Durazzo in modern-day Albania.

1937
Work on the state park to surround the Alamo will start immediately.  62 more words

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February 3 in San Antonio history...

1927
Two Brooks Field pilots this morning parachuted safely to a Bexar County field after their plane went out of control. This was the first emergency “jump” at the primary flying school. 80 more words

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Go get 'em, Ted

Somewhat surprising that Ted won Iowa, beating out the Trumper and Rubio both, but whether it will mean anything in the long run remains to be seen. 94 more words

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