Sunday, April 18, 2010

April 18 in San Antonio history...

1887
The main celebration of San Jacinto Day will be that of the San Antonio Rifles in Boerne. They will give a minstrel show in the afternoon and then in the evening put on an exhibition drill.

1924
All commodity, grain and financial markets closed in San Antonio in observance of Good Friday.

1927
The spirit of Fiesta entered San Antonio with flags and gay bunting hanging from every building. On street corners, carnival stands were laden with the weapons of gaiety.

1934
Opera star Charles Hackett arrived in the Alamo City to sing at coronation ceremonies for the Fiesta Queen at Municipal Auditorium.

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