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May 27 in San Antonio history...

1934
James V Allred, 34-year-old candidate for governor of Texas, visited San Antonio today to confer with campaign workers.

1948
One of the nation’s best customers for air-conditioning equipment, San Antonio is continuing to install cooling devices at a rate that has shifted electric power peak loads from winter to midsummer. 28 more words

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Our record-breaking rain thus far

“…rainfall at Austin Camp Mabry through May 25th has totaled 16.72 inches, 13.11 inches above normal.  This breaks the previous record May of 14.10 inches set in May 1895.” 19 more words

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Texas flood

We got our near-repeat of the 1981 Memorial Day flood. Haven’t seen any pictures of 1981’s many swept-away cars and pickups here (expect the few in the pix… 291 more words

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Marco vs Hillary

I doubt the Democrats really are afraid of this matchup in 2016. But at least they understand that Our Little Barry broke the white-men-only ice and women-and-minorities are the likely winners of the White House for the foreseeable future. 161 more words

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May 26 in San Antonio history...

World War I – 1915
On May 26, 1915, after receiving the promise of significant territorial gains, Italy signs the Treaty of London, committing itself to enter World War I on the side of the Allies. 97 more words

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May 25 in San Antonio history...

World War I – 1915
The London Telegraph reports that the Lord Mayor has opened a fund at the Mansion House for the relief of widows and orphans and dependent relatives of passengers who lost their lives on the steamship Lusitania. 52 more words

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May 24 in San Antonio history...

World War I – 1915
Austria launches an attack on the Adriatic coast of Italy. Austrian destroyers and torpedo boats fire on several points along the coast, simultaneous with an aerial attack by aeroplane. 47 more words

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