Thursday, May 13, 2010

May 13 in San Antonio history...

1734
The first foundation stone of San Fernando Church, between Main and Military Plazas, was laid.

1912
Setting a precedent for future celebrations of the same nature, more than 200 San Antonians gathered Sunday afternoon at the YMCA to celebrate the day that had been set aside in honor of “the best mother in the world, your mother.”

1934
A crowd of 8,500 bet a record $159,496 at the last racing day of Alamo Down’s first horse racing meet.

1952
Plan for the purge of 15-18 policeman, one of the largest proposed manpower cuts in police history, were revealed today by Chief Bob Allen. Allen says the men are uncooperative and lack the proper attitude.
Setting a precedent for future celebrations of the same nature, more than 200 San Antonians gathered Sunday afternoon at the YMCA to celebrate the day that had been set aside in honor of “the best mother in the world, your mother.”

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