Friday, May 14, 2010

May 14 in San Antonio history...

The Spanish Council of War approves a site on the San Antonio River for a fortified presidio. The Domingo Ramon expedition, accompanied by the trader St. Denis from Louisiana (who had come to the site two years previously), established a presidio on the river at what is now San Pedro Park. This same council also approves the request by Father Olivares to establish a mission near the site.

Samuel A. Maverick, Jr., marries Sallie Frost.

A message conveying the best wishes of San Antonio for the success of his transatlantic flight from New York to Paris was sent to Capt. Charles A. Lindbergh, Missouri National guard flyer, by members of the San Antonio Aeronautical Club. Lindbergh at Brooks and Kelly Fields.

“The Three Little Pigs,” first movie made in the new Techincolor process, began a run at the Majestic. Also billed: “Stand Up and Cheer,” introducing Shirley Temple.

Dr. Jose San Martin was the likely candidate to replace Henry B. Gonzalez on the City Council. Gonzalez quit to run for state senator.

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