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February 21 in San Antonio history...

1860
Colonel Robert E. Lee, Lieutenant Colonel of 2nd Cavalry Regiment arrives at San Antonio to take charge of the Department of Texas.

1917
Maj. Gen. 60 more words

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February 20 in San Antonio history...

1962
The San Antonio Light, an afternoon paper, proudly trumpeted the news that John Glenn had become the first American to orbit the earth (right).   50 more words

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Pancho Villa's Trigger Finger

El Paso is a long way from Austin, and never one of my favorite destinations. “El Paso,” I used to say, “thy name is ugliness.” But Pancho Villa’s trigger finger? 81 more words

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February 19 in San Antonio history...

1877
The first passenger train (Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio) arrives in the city.  The public celebrates with a torchlight parade.

1939
The new “miraculous musical instrument” – the Hammond Novachord – at San Antonio Music Company, is featured live on four San Antonio radio stations:  KTSA, KABC (now KKYX), KONO and WOAI.   45 more words

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February 18 in San Antonio history...

1916
The Marx Brothers appear at the (old) Majestic Theater as part of a vaudeville review of 27 people.

1977
Canadian rock trio Triumph plays their first show in the United States right here in Convention Center Arena.   58 more words

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February 17 in San Antonio history...

1918
Piggly Wiggly opened San Antonio’s first self-service grocery.

1983
Billy Squier makes his first appearance in San Antonio, bringing his “Emotions in Motion” tour to Convention Center Arena.   131 more words

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February 16 in San Antonio history...

1861
On this day 156 years ago, a militia of 1,000 armed Texans, calling themselves “The Knights of the Golden Circle,” surrounded U.S. Gen. David E. 212 more words

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