Friday, April 16, 2010

April 16 in San Antonio history...

1914
Freight cars designed especially for cattle made their first appearance in San Antonio on the tracks of the Southern Pacific.

1916
"Daupne and the Pirate," a production starring Lillian Gish was on at the Grand Opera House.

1934
King Antonio XVI, Ward Orsinger in real life, was greeted by Texas Cavaliers at the Southern Pacific station as Fiesta Week began in the Alamo City.

1956
This first day of Fiesta Week started off beautifully with warm, mild days and cool nights.

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